The Mexican government has dispatched approximately 15,000 troops and National Guard officers to the U.S. border in a bid to check the flow of migration from Central America, the country’s defense chief told reporters Monday.
Mexico promised earlier this month to send 6,500 National Guard agents to its southern border, but Monday’s announcement was the first public acknowledgment of deployments to the U.S. border.
The article goes on to state the following:
At a news conference in the Caribbean city of Cancun, Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval said Mexican forces were detaining migrants to prevent them from crossing the U.S. border. Mexican security forces previously have detained migrants traveling within Mexico but had not stopped them from crossing into the United States.
#BREAKING: Mexico deployed 15k troops to the US-Mexico border and another 2,000 to cover their own southern border in an effort to quell illegal migration from Central American countries.https://t.co/sNjPgJwpJh pic.twitter.com/Ag3sMV1DwM
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 24, 2019
Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border, according to the country’s Secretary of Defense Luis Sandoval https://t.co/UUCXyCp5rK
— CNN (@CNN) June 24, 2019
Mexico is deploying nearly 15,000 troops to its northern border in an effort to stop immigrants from reaching the UShttps://t.co/KQPU0GUu5Q
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) June 24, 2019
Let’s see how this goes. https://t.co/pjv4hXt5pC
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 25, 2019
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