Mexico keeps its word and reduces irregular immigration to the US by 56%
Donald Trump threatened Mexico with higher tariffs if this country failed to stop the migration crisis at its border. Faced with the problems faced by a giant like China, Mexico chose to face the proposal of the United States who said that if it significantly slowed down the passage of immigrants, it would not raise its tariffs.
Marcelo Ebrard, who is the Foreign Minister of Mexico, delivered the first report of the last four months on immigration policy. According to figures from the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), apprehensions went from 144,266 people in May to just 63,989 in August.
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The reduction is 56%, which shows AMLO's commitment to improving border security. This report occurs before the governments meet in the next few days at the White House, in order to carry out binational efforts in the face of the migratory crisis.
The Trump administration's controls have begun to pay off against Mexico. During the presidential elections, it was promised to build a wall financed by Mexico and although this has not been achieved to date, it does achieve great pressure in the face of Mexican controls.
At least 24,000 soldiers have been guarding the borders to prevent the illegal passage of Central Americans into the United States. Mexico seeks to keep Trump happy to prevent him from raising his tariffs or starting policies that affect Mexicans.
On the other hand, Mexico will help Honduras and El Salvador with 60 million dollars, with the intention that in these countries programs are created to promote local work. In this way, prevent thousands of citizens from leaving the country.
For the moment, AMLO is keeping his word. He has based the rate of immigrants, but the policies that Trump wants to assume in his second term continue to worry all of Mexico.