Mexico has finally blocked a 1,000-strong caravan of illegal immigrants en route to the unsecured U.S.-Mexico border just days after President Trump threatened a series of escalatory tariffs against our southern neighbor. According to a report by the Associated Press, hundreds of migrants agreed to go to a Mexican migrant detention center after being confronted by about 200 Mexican police, though others resisted and fled into the forest to evade arrest. A Mexican delegation has met with White House officials ahead of President Trump’s June 10 deadline for Mexico to do its part or face a 5% tariff (to escalate to 25% by October) on all Mexican goods imported into the U.S. In other words, Trump was right: money talks.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Mexico apprehended about 1,000 migrants after President Trump threatened to slap tariffs on the country over its lax border policies.
About 200 Mexican military police intercepted the caravan walking north along a highway in southern Mexico on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The migrants told officers they planned to travel to the U.S. and claim asylum.
Some migrants resisted and others fled into the forest on either side of the highway, but the vast majority of those in the caravan complied with orders from Mexican officials. Hundreds of migrants agreed to go to a migrant detention center.