Mexico Detains Caravan of 2,000 Migrants at Its Southern Border


Mexican authorities detained a caravan of more than 2,000 illegal immigrants at its southern border last week, so it seems as though the deal President Donald Trump made with Mexico is holding true for now.

The Associated Press reported Sunday that the caravan of lawbreaking Illegals was detained at Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. Most were reportedly from Guatemala and points further south. Some even from the African nation of Cameroon.

Many had already been stymied in the area for months and when thousands began moving northward, anyway, Mexican officials swooped in and began loading them in vehicles for detention.

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According to the AP, many had applied for a visa to be able to travel through Mexico to the U.S. border, but few were getting the desired paperwork.

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Per the AP:

The group trudged about 24 miles northwest along a highway under the supervision of human rights officials before federal police and national guardsmen blocked their path.

An Associated Press photographer saw hundreds of men, women and children running to escape the security forces encircling them in Huixtla, Chiapas.

They were rounded up and placed in vans. Officials refused to say where they were transporting the migrants.

With their presumed safety in numbers destroyed by Mexican officials, one illegal alien told the AP, “This caravan no longer exists.”

Mexican authorities have reported that large groups of these lawbreakers have engaged in violence with police and other Mexican officials.

Immigration officials in Mexico has practically stopped issuing visas to illegal aliens and have seriously stepped up deportations.

Recently Trump praised Mexico for stepping up its efforts.

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