As the situation at the southern border continues to deteriorate, Mexico is taking steps to address issues on their side. Following a riot by migrants, Mexico began deporting many who were trying to get into the United States.
The riot began as an influx of Cuban migrants staying at a shelter in Tapachula, Mexico, got into fights with people from other countries. Mexican officials said none of their people were hurt but they were in extreme danger, prompting the immediate deportations. Around 300 migrants escaped the facilities during the riots.
But Cuba isn’t the only place where the migrants are surging from, according to Griff Jenkins at Fox News.
They got a look inside another shelter holding individuals and families from as far away as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Angola, Uganda and Congo.
They still have a long way to go, but it’s good to see Mexico starting to do more to control the migrant situation. I’ll admin, I wasn’t expecting it from new President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. He’s stepped up, which is likely due to pressure both public and behind the scenes being exerted by President Trump.
This isn’t a battle we can even compete in, let alone win, unless we get help from Mexico. They have the power to stave off some of the migrants. More importantly, they have a much smaller southern border than we do, making it easier for them to prevent migrants from leaving Central America in the first place.
“For migrants who are peaceful and participate fully in the system, many will have a chance for a temporary 20-day visa to give them time to apply for asylum in the US.” – Griff Jenkins
It’s a shame the best news coming from the border lately is that Mexico is trying to do something about the crisis. Good on them! Bad on the Democrats in our country who are stopping solutions from being enacted.