Mexico Vows to Block Honduran Migrant Caravan Heading to U.S.

The Mexican government says that it will stop a caravan of about 600 migrants from Honduras who are trying to cross the border into the United States, according to Fox News.

According to the President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard told him that the Mexican government would “do everything in their powers to stop the group.” In a statement to the BBC, Mexico’s Interior Minister Olga Cordero declared that “Mexico is not only a transit country…in no way we have transit visas or safe passage.”

The cooperation of the Mexican government is indicative of the deal President Trump successfully negotiated with Mexico and other Latin American countries to crack down on illegal immigration, with such caravans often passing freely through Mexico and others to get to the United States.

Using the threat of more tariffs, President Trump persuaded Mexico to sign onto a “Remain in Mexico” agreement, formally known as the “U.S. Migrant Protection Protocols,” wherein asylum seekers must remain in Mexico while their cases are being processed, or otherwise be sent to another country to seek asylum there.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: MATIAS ROMERO, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 02: Members of the Central American migrant caravan move to the next town at dawn on November 02, 2018 in Matias Romero, Mexico. The group of migrants, many of them fleeing violence in their home countries, last took a rest day on Wednesday and has resumed their journey towards the United States border. As fatigue from the heat, distance and poor sanitary conditions has set in, the numbers of people participating in the trek has slowly dwindled but a significant group are still determined to get to the United States. President Donald Trump said Wednesday as many as 15,000 troops may be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to prevent members of the migrant caravan from illegally entering the country. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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