Mexico deployed 6,000 troops on the border with America to prevent the flow of migrantsBy Rudao 2 hours ago
Mexican soldiers in a border area with the United States
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Eberard said on Friday evening that his country has completed the deployment of some 6,000 National Guard personnel to help control the influx of immigrants from Central America towards the United States.
Eberard told a news conference that "the Immigration Commission in Mexico has appointed 650 staff to help mainly regulate the transit of immigrants in the south." According to the Associated Press.
Members of the National Guard were seen intermittently in the southern states, supporting immigration officials at high-speed checkpoints, according to the same source.
Authorities say the guards will be deployed in a large part of the country, without giving further details.
Mexico promised in June that the United States would reduce the number of immigrants arriving at the US-Mexico border to avoid imposing export duties threatened by President Donald Trump.