THREATS WORK: Mexico Dispatches 200 Agents To Intercept 1,000 Migrants Headed To U.S. Border

Thursday, June 6, 2019
By Paul Martin

by Joseph Curl
June 6, 2019

President Trump has been threatening to impose tariffs on Mexico if the nation fails to stop the flow of foreigners to the U.S. border.

Seems like the threats are starting to work.

Mexico on Wednesday dispatched a special unit made up of 200 military police, immigration agents and federal officers to cut off a group of more than 1,000 migrants from Central America outside the town of Metapa to confront the caravan. State and local police accompanied the team.

“While the vast majority of the migrants complied with law enforcement directives and boarded buses and immigration agency vehicles, some resisted and were wrestled to the ground by unarmed agents,” the Daily Mail wrote.

“An immigration official at the site who was not authorized to speak publicly said the migrants would initially be taken to an immigration detention center in Tapachula. It appeared 600 to 800 migrants were being transported.

Mexico’s effort to curtail the constant flow of Central American migrants from its southern border with Guatemala was its latest response to threats from President Trump, who has promised to impose high tariffs on America’s southern neighbor if it fails to put an end to illegal immigration. …

Frustrated by the lack of progress on a signature issue from his 2016 election campaign, Trump unexpectedly told Mexico last week to take a harder line on curbing illegal immigration or face five percent tariffs on all its exports to the United States, rising to as much as 25 percent later in the year.

On Thursday, Trump — who was in France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion — once again warned Mexico that it needs to “step up to the plate” to stem the flow of migrants to the U.S. border or face tariffs.

“Mexico has been making, for many, many years, hundreds of mill- — of billions of dollars,” Trump said. “They’ve been making an absolute fortune on the United States. They have to step up, and they have to step up to the plate, and perhaps they will. We’re going to see. They can solve the problem.”

The president also blames Democrats in Congress for failing to secure the border.

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