Mexican government stops caravan of migrants after critical Trump tweets

Trump says Mexico does little to stop migrants on its southern border; he's wrong

In a statement late Monday, Mexico's government said that about 400 caravan participants had already been sent back to their home countries. Organized by the group Pueblos Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders), it has been trekking north through Mexico with the aim of drawing attention to "migrant rights" and, potentially, applying for asylum in the U.S.

Under Mexican law, Central Americans who enter Mexico legally are generally allowed to move freely through the country, even if their goal is to cross illegally into the U.S.

The Mexican government said late Monday it will disband the caravan of more than 1,000 Central American migrants that has been traveling north to the US border for the past nine days.

The country also staffs immigration checkpoints in southern states such as Chiapas, Tabasco and Oaxaca, which are so aggressive that indigenous people living in the region complain they have to prove to Mexican immigration officers that they are in fact citizens.

Mexico, however, does routinely stop and deport Central Americans, sometimes in numbers that rival those of the United States. "We don't have. We have immigration laws that are laughed at by everybody".

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The EPA never implemented the Clean Power Plan, the signature Obama-era rule to reduce emissions from the utility sector. California previously intervened in a lawsuit filed by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers that challenged the U.S.

On Tuesday, Trump threatened that the "caravan" "had better be stopped before it" reached the USA border.

"Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S". "Trump is trying to turn Central American refugees and other immigrant communities against each other, and use them as a bargaining chip with Mexico".

On Monday, Mexican immigration officials began taking the names of people interested in filing for temporary transit or humanitarian visas in Mexico. They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA.

It deported roughly twice as many Central Americans as the USA did in 2015 and 2016, according to Mexican and American government figures compiled by the Migration Policy Institute. Well, according to past reports from the Los Angeles Times and the University of Arizona's Arizona Sonora News Service, Grupos Beta is not an immigration law enforcement group per se. We should have those laws.

"Under no circumstances does the government of Mexico promote irregular migration", the statement said.

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An organizer of the caravan, Alex Mensing, said that it "didn't bring anyone" to the United States, but "accompanied people who have chose to flee". A large number of participants are from Honduras, where organized crime fuels widespread violence and protesters recently took to the streets after a contested election.

Gina Garibo, one of the organizers of the volunteer group that organized the caravan, said that migrants would keep moving, but in smaller groups, BuzzFeed reported.

"These kinds of caravans are utilized by people that are not migrants, who pass themselves off as migrants and try to extort other participants in the caravan", said Alberto Xicoténcatl, director of a migrant shelter in Saltillo, in northern Mexico.

"They can not cross the border", he said.

"Until we can have a wall and proper security we're going to be guarding our border with the military", Trump said.

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Trump's tweets once again threatened the ongoing re-negotiation of the NAFTA trade deal and came as campaigns kicked off for Mexico's July 1 presidential elections.

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