Mexico Deploys Nearly 15,000 Troops to US Border
The country’s Secretary of Defense Luis Sandoval made the announcement on Monday in Cancun, according to CNN.
“In the northern part of the country, we have deployed a total of almost 15,000 troops composed of National Guard elements and military units,” he said.
Sandoval said nearly 2,000 National Guard troops have been deployed to Mexico’s southern border with Belize and Guatemala in addition to the 4,500 already there.
He also said that Mexico was detaining migrants attempting to make their way into the United States.
The troop movements come after President Trump threatened Mexico with a 5 percent blanket tariff on Mexican goods if the country didn’t do more to stem the flow of illegal immigration into the United States.
As a response, Mexico promised it would send troops to its southern border.
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It appears with the latest troop movements on the two borders, Mexico is at least making an effort.
However, it remains to be seen if Mexico will keep its troops at the border or pull them back after the 45 days.
I hope Democrats will do the same.
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