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Mexico Flinches, Shuts Down Migrant Caravan

Earlier in the week, the horde of Central American migrants had swelled to as many as 1,500 as it made its way through multiple towns in southern Mexico, en route to the U.S. border.

For days, the crowd had been untouched by Mexican authorities despite that Mexican immigration laws are some of the toughest in the western hemisphere.

Then the Trump administration responded with plans to mobilize the National Guard.

And curiously the Mexican government suddenly became interested in enforcing their immigration laws.

As of yesterday, the horde has been shut down and is no longer moving north.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

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President Trump praised Mexico Thursday morning for using its immigration laws to stop the caravan of more than 1,000 Central American citizens from reaching the border.

Although Trump said border crossings are at a 46-year low, he still feels the rate at which immigrants can unlawfully enter the U.S. is “unacceptable.”

“The Caravan is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene at our Border,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low. Stop drugs!”

Over the past week, Trump has been critical of those migrants walking, riding in vans, or traveling by train from Honduras and other Central American countries to seek refuge in Mexico and America. Mexico said the caravan is an annual demonstration that was never going to swarm the border, although the government acknowledged that some might try.

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