Mexico Will Not Use Military Force to Deal With Influx of Migrants

Mexico Will Not Use Military Force to Deal With Influx of Migrants

Mexico Will Not Use Military Force to Deal With Influx of Migrants

In recent days, more than 5,000 migrants have been camped in Tijuana after arriving in Mexico from Central America. Close to 3,000 migrants took Mexico up on the offer.

Protesters march along the USA side of the southern border during a rally to show solidarity with the migrant caravan on Sundayy, November 25, as US immigration agents deployed tear gas to disperse hundreds of migrants who rushed the border.

He could not see from his position if the migrants had managed to get across the actual border. She ruled out that Mexico would become a "safe third country" for the migrants trying to reach the U.S.

Children screamed and coughed in the mayhem of the tear gas.

Numerous migrants are seeking to apply for asylum in the US, but as James Fredrick reported for NPR, fewer than 100 asylum petitions per day are being processed at the San Ysidro entry point.

More demonstrations were planned on Sunday at San Ysidro, the busiest land port of entry in the Western Hemisphere, according to the US General Services Administration. Every day more than 100,000 people enter the US there. Trump has vowed to shut down the southern border with lethal force if necessary, and is calling on Mexico to intervene.

Mexico's interior ministry said around 500 migrants tried to "violently" enter the U.S. Sunday. San Ysidro is the busiest US land crossing, and authorities there now process about 100 asylum seekers per day.

He has deployed some 9,000 US troops along the border in support of the US Customs and Border Protection agents.

"People had thought that they were going to open the gates, but that was a lie", Caballero said.

"There is no agreement of any sort between the incoming Mexican government and the USA government", Sanchez said. Democrats and even some lawmakers in Trump's own party have resisted his calls to fund his proposed border wall.

This video shows migrants fleeing from the border next to the Tijuana River.

"Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form (it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer)", he wrote.

Meanwhile, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC, took to Twitter to accuse critics of having to "really hate President Donald Trump to not understand the problems created by the caravans".

About 5,000 people - majority from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador - have gathered in Tijuana after traveling in caravans in search of asylum to escape poverty and violence in their homelands, and many are expressing frustration at long wait times for their cases to be heard.

Mexico's Interior Ministry said Sunday the country has sent 11,000 Central Americans back to their countries of origin since October 19, when the first caravan entered the country. President Enrique Pena Nieto offered thousands of Central Americans asylum on October 26 if they agreed to remain in southern Mexico.

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