Mexico’s new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and his administration aren’t sitting around waiting for their country to be invaded from the south, they’re taking bold action that’s likely to turn a few heads. Their plan to shut down their southern border with neighboring Guatemala is likely going to harm the illegal alien movement into the United States.
The Washington Times reports – Mexico’s top security official said Wednesday the government will close off illegal entries at its southern border with Guatemala but didn’t say how the country plans to do it.
Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero also said the migrant caravans that crossed the southern border in October “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 said, referring to the first week since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office Dec. 1. “The United States was impressed.”
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The new administration has mobilized material and equipment to improve conditions at the migrants’ shelter in the northern border city of Tijuana, but problems continue because the Central American there are frustrated by the slow pace at which U.S. officials are processing asylum requests.
Sanchez Cordero said Mexico will promote a “Christmas at Home” campaign to encourage many of the migrants to return to their home countries for the holidays.