Trump’s deal has Mexico deploying troops to stop illegal crossings into U.S.

Pratt on TexasYesterday, 25 June, United Press International reported: “Mexico has deployed nearly 15,000 troops to its northern border as part of efforts to stop migrants from entering the United States, the country’s Secretary of Defense Luis Cresencio Sandoval said.”

“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,” Sandoval said Monday during a press conference.

…whatever the deal behind the deal is with Mexico that Trump made, it seems to be the biggest shift in Mexican policy in a generation or more.

2,000 Mexican National Guard troops were recently deployed to Mexico’s problematic border with Guatemala and Belize.

Mexico’s defense chief also said during the press conference Monday that migration is not a crime but an administrative responsibility which is fine with me; six of one and a half a dozen of the other as far as I am concerned. Results are what matter for the most part.

On Twitter, Sandoval published: “We are cooperating with the [National Institute of Migration’s] efforts in the deployment of troops in the northern and southern borders of the country in support of the migration and development plan, acting within a framework of legality and full respect for human rights.”

…one is struck by how the action had to come from Mexico, across the border, because of Democrat intransigence on this side.

So whatever the deal behind the deal is with Mexico that Trump made, it seems to be the biggest shift in Mexican policy in a generation or more. If effective, the deal with Mexico will be the most useful thing done about illegal immigration in years and one is struck by how the action had to come from Mexico, across the border, because of Democrat intransigence on this side.

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