Opinion| | The Washington Examiner reported that the Mexican military has started to arrest illegal aliens catching rides to the United States’ southern border aboard “The Beast” freight train.
The Mexican national guard halted the train in a city north of the Mexico-Guatemala border where people have been crossing into the country and more than 200 migrants fled the train.
Nataniel Hernández Núñe, director of the Digna Ochoa Human Rights Center reportedly said many of the migrants went into hiding so only 25 were arrested.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Mexican military deployed throughout the country as part of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s vow to do more to apprehend migrants headed to the United States, have officially begun targeting foreigners who have hitched rides aboard a freight train known as “The Beast” to get to the U.S.-Mexico border, local media reported Sunday.
Mexican National Guard held up the “La Bestia” train in an unpopulated area near Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, a city north of the Mexico-Guatemala border, where migrants have been crossing into the country.
The operation marked the first of its kind since López Obrador and President Trump reached a deal late Friday, in which the U.S. would hold off on tariffs against Mexican imports if the government did more to prevent people from traveling through the country.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to announce that he had come to an agreement with Mexico after he threatened to put tariffs in place unless the country tried harder to stop the massive flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.
“I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico,” President Trump stated on Twitter. “The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!”
….stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2019