While Democrats and Republicans battle over what to do about the United States’ southern border — particularly over whether to fully fund President Donald Trump’s signature project, a full-scale border wall — the newly elected Mexican government is taking drastic steps to curb illegal immigration in their own country, cutting off passage across their own southern border.
In a move that will likely shock pro-immigration activists, Mexico’s new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and his administration have agreed to close the border between Mexico and Guatemala, largely to prevent more migrant caravans from crossing into Mexico’s southern states.
According to The Washington Times, a Mexican Interior Minister told media that border security “is no longer an issue.”
“Do you know why it is no longer an issue? Because in five days this administration solved the issue, five days,” she continued. “The United States was impressed.”
In addition, the Mexican government is reportedly promoting a “Christmas at Home” campaign, The Washington Times reports, encouraging migrants already camping out at the U.S.-Mexico border to board free transportation back to their homelands so that they can spend the holidays with their families. – READ MORE