United States President Donald Trump has new ammunition as he argues for a border wall to stop illegal immigration into the U.S.
Over the last few days, hundreds have left Honduras and El Salvador and are making their way north towards the U.S. as part of a new migrant caravan. Their journey will take them through Mexico, a country that also sees thousands of its own people cross into the U.S. illegally year after year. So, how is Mexico dealing with the issue that the U.S. president calls a migration crisis?
- Arturo Sarukhan is a former Mexico Ambassador to the U.S. and is an international strategic adviser.
- Rafael Bernal covers Hispanic politics and relations between the United States and Latin America for The Hill newspaper.
- Michael Johns is a former White House speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush and co-founder of the U.S. National Tea Party Movement.
- Al Baverstock, CGTN correspondent based in Mexico
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“Our vision is that migrants are not criminals, much less do they constitute a threat to the security of Mexico or the United States,” said Mexico’s interior minister, Olga Sánchez Cordero https://t.co/HKJqJ5NK6T
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) January 14, 2019
Number of migrants drop amid perplexity at U.S.-Mexico border shelter. Where have they gone?
-Some decide to accept Mexico's offer of work
-Some have opted to return to their countries
-Some wait to try their luck at crossing illegally https://t.co/0B9Ei7yy6G pic.twitter.com/yv5N65fcwP
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) January 15, 2019