Mexico Deploys 2 Boeing 727s Full Of Federal Police To Stop Migrant Caravan
The country deployed Five hundred federal police officers dressed in riot gear
Mexico has dispatched two large Boeing 727s full of federal police officers ready to intercept the approach of a migrant caravan of thousands from Central America.
The country deployed Five hundred federal police officers dressed in riot gear on Wednesday in Tapachula, Chiapas on the border with Guatemala, where an estimated 4,000 are marching.
Federal forces have been positioned on the Southern Border to assist immigration officials in "maintaining order," rather than take over from border agents, according to Mexican Federal Police Commissioner Manelich Castilla Craviotto.
"The INM reiterates its unrestricted commitment to respect the human rights of migrants," statedMexico's National Institute of Migration
President Donald Trump warned he is prepared to send the military to block the migrant caravan traveling towards the United States border.
"I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
According to the DM: Meanwhile, the huge caravan proceeded its trek north in a bold effort to reach the United States, challenging threats from President Donald Trump to stop aid to countries that let them pass.
The group reached Guatemala City on Wednesday, about 180 miles from the Mexican border, where Mexican officials approached leaders of the march.
Mexico's Foreign Ministry said that at the meeting, 'reliable and updated information was provided on the procedures required by the Government of Mexico to allow regular entry of migrants to Mexico and the process to be followed for those who wish to request recognition of refugee status.'
I am watching the Democrat Party led (because they want Open Borders and existing weak laws) assault on our country by Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, whose leaders are doing little to stop this large flow of people, INCLUDING MANY CRIMINALS, from entering Mexico to U.S.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2018
....In addition to stopping all payments to these countries, which seem to have almost no control over their population, I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2018
....The assault on our country at our Southern Border, including the Criminal elements and DRUGS pouring in, is far more important to me, as President, than Trade or the USMCA. Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border. All Democrats fault for weak laws!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2018
The officials also urged the migrants that there was no transit visa that would enable them to cross to the northern border with the US, according to the Foreign Ministry.
Trump - who aimed Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador on Tuesday - kept up his attacks on the march the following day, saying it should be an essential issue for Republican candidates in the upcoming midterm elections.
'Hard to believe that with thousands of people from South of the Border walking unimpeded towards our country in the form of large caravans, that the Democrats won't allow legislation that will allow laws for the protection of our country.'
'Republicans must make the horrendous, weak and outdated immigration laws, and the border, a part of the midterms,' the President said on Twitter.
In a church-sponsored shelter in the center of the Guatemalan capital on Wednesday, a vanguard group of around a thousand Hondurans took refuge, exhausted by tramping for hours in the sun and rain.