Under Pressure From Trump, Mexico Just Apprehended Nearly 800 Illegal Migrants In One Day

Trump’s recent strategy with Mexico is already getting results.

This weekend on Saturday, Mexico apprehended almost 800 illegal migrants.

The Daily Signal reports:

Mexico’s Crackdown Nabs Nearly 800 Illegal Immigrants in 1 Day

Mexico apprehended nearly 800 illegal migrants Saturday, an indication that its government is stepping up immigration enforcement amid pressure from President Donald Trump.

Mexican authorities nabbed 791 illegal migrants, according to the National Migration Institute, a department within the Mexican government that tracks and manages migration through the country. The foreign nationals were found among four different tractor-trailers stopped in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz.

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The detainees subsequently were taken to a migration facility and the truck drivers were arrested.

The massive apprehension comes as the Trump administration puts increasing pressure on the Mexican government to do more to stop illegal migrants from reaching the U.S. southern border.

The White House and Mexico City reached a sweeping immigration deal June 7. In return for the U.S. not imposing a 5% tariff on all of Mexico’s goods, the Mexican government pledged to adopt dramatic new measures to curb illegal immigration.

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Among other things, the government is deploying up to 6,000 newly formed Mexican National Guard troops to its southern border with Guatemala, a hot spot for northbound Central American migrants.

This reinforces a point that Sarah Sanders made a few days ago.

FOX News reported:

Sanders: Democrats have done ‘absolutely nothing’ while Mexico is taking ‘unprecedented’ actions on border crisis

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders slammed Democrats on Tuesday over their inaction on the border crisis and claimed that Mexico is doing more about the problems than Congress.

During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Sanders said Democrats and Congress have done “absolutely nothing” while Mexico has stepped up to negotiate a deal with the administration to curb the number of migrants at the border.

“They’ve taken some unprecedented action over the course of the last week, worked with the president and his team to implement these things and we are hopeful that we will see some of the effect of that over the coming weeks and the numbers will start to drop,” Sanders said.

The remarks echoed comments made by the president in recent days, who has also praised Mexican officials — while managing to get in a few shots at his political opponents.

“Mexico is doing more for the United States as of now than Congress and specifically the Democrats. They have to get their act together,” Trump said on Monday.

That is sadly accurate.


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