So far Mexico is stepping up to do its job to stop the 4,000-strong wave of migrants amassing at its southern border en route to the United States. Mexico, a “pass through” nation to our detriment, has been prompted by the Trump administration to request that the United Nations step up with shelters along its border with Central America to provide humanitarian aid and to keep them from entering Mexico until they are lawfully processed as refugees or legal entrants. According to the Washington Examiner, Mexico has also agreed to immediately take back any migrant who evades this process and reaches the United States. In other words, Trump is speaking loudly and carrying a very big stick.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
The U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement aimed at keeping the 4,000-person migrant caravan from reaching America.
The plan was developed over many months and included a request from Mexico that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees establish shelters along its border with Central American, a senior administration official told Fox News. The goal is to provide humanitarian aid to members of the caravan, and either prevent them from entering Mexico, or process them individually as refugees or as legal entrants.
Mexico has also agreed to take back any migrant who evades their processing system and makes it to the United States. In the past, the U.S. has been required to house those who crossed the border illegally until their cases could be heard, and only after could they return them to their country.