Mexico Has Its Own Southern Border Crackdown—But Between Borders: American Migrant 1 day ago   06:29

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Ever since a caravan of Central American migrants started heading north from Southern Mexico in early April, Presiden​t Trump has used the occasion to accuse the Mexican government​ of doing nothing to prevent migrants from reaching the United States.

But that isn’t true. In the summer of 2014, when record numbers of Central American children and families were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Obama administration pressured Mexico to stop the migrant flow closer to the source: At its own southern border with Guatemala.

Mexico readily complied, deploying unprecedented numbers of immigration agents, police, and military to shut down migrant routes, primarily in the southernmost state of Chiapas. By some measures, the so-called Southern Border Program was successful: In its first two years, immigration arrests in Mexico shot up by 85 percent, according to an analysis by the Washington Office on Latin America.

But four years later, it’s clear that the Southern Border Program has created more problems than it’s solved.

The migrant crisis is far from over, and will continue as long as intense violence, poverty, and political instability push Central Americans to flee their home countries. Instead, the crackdown has pushed migrants onto more remote and dangerous routes, where they’re vulnerable to predatory criminals who rob them — or much worse.

​Those migrants who are apprehended often wind up stuck for months in southern Mexico while they await for their cases to be processed. Many apply for asylum in Mexico, but even they, in many cases, want papers only so they can continue their journeys north undisturbed.

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Mexico has been cracking down on its own southern border since 2014, when it came under pressure from the Obama administration.
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Ras Putin
I think that the Government of Spanish speaking countries in central America is responsible for the hard times there citizens is going through, the countries of the Caribbean ,whose foreparents were African do much better than Mexico and most of Central American countries except Haiti, much much better a matter of fact black people in the Caribbean foreparents were slaves until 1838 make only 188 years since slavery was abolished in the Caribbean, note the top 10 biggest economy are all Spanish speaking countries but, the countries with the highest standard of living is Caribbean Islands with very very high standard of living eg, Bermuda with more than 69% Black majority has a $99,000 earning per annum Trinidad St Maarten $66'000, $33,800, Bahamas $33,098, Cayman Islands 43,800, St Kitts,& Nevis $29,098,, the Latin american country with the highest earning per anum is Panama, with $28,810, as you can see that there are 6 Caribbean Island with much much higher standard of living than any Latin American countries , and the economy if these Caribbean countries Is Run by DECENDANCE OF AFRICAN SLAVES.
VAC2
Stay there'
Dresden Tulip
The US is made out of immigrants.
Mexico is made out of Mexicans.
The US has to stop acting like its “Americans” are Natives. Everyone in the Us is a pilgrim. The natives didn’t protect their borders, they were nice off the bat- Americans should learn from them.
Melissa The best
The USA talks but doesn’t do anything about the border
Greg G
So why doesn't Mexico worry about their Northen border...🤔 I'm sure its because they just have the attitude of "Let the U.S. deal with it."
Javier Channel
At least Mexico is nice to migrants unlike Aka Trump
Music Monkey Red
What's messed up is the only way these illegals can sustain a life in the US is too buy some innocent American citizens adult or child's social security number the people who sale this info to the illegals make allot on money per record they usually gain these records thru schools or government offices like welfare or from these many small medical offices allot of the same race will try hard to get employment at these places because they make allot of money selling personal info it's allways usually a insider at these places that is usually 99% the same race. It happen to my family & we never new it for years it ruined my family & still does.If our government actually gave them money they wouldn't return to there country they would buy there way into America.
drno
What is the cause of the huge poor South American migrant populations? Famine? What?
KING OF FAT BOYS HAMBURGERS
Mexicans donated on 9/11
And helped out
Legodog890
Food
GrimReefer
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David Flores orozco
It’s never impossible to jump any border
kyle kim
Imagine playing country roads over the beginning of the river border scene



Pls if you make it you have my respect
Никол
AAAAAAAND THEY LET HIM GO WITH A MACHETE!!!!!!!!!
Nick Beaudry
There's almost no work in America for Americans let alone people with no paper's, Now in America you need all kinds of proof of document's and paper work diploma's!
Bluesdawg
Yeah Mexico is cracking down alright. The Hondurans pushed through their border like butter on toast. A joke is what it was. US Army Veteran against illegal immigration
buds galore
Proves Mexico does nothing for the US. Daily sales of crap groceries keeps mexico from securing their southern border or even catch & release when they have them in front of them with a weapon!!
Northern Lighting
Really sad to see people treated as animals breaks my heart to see a grown ass man cry nothing but respect for South Americans they are hard working dedicated and deserve respect
jalisco 100
Damn i feel for that dude with the machete......I hope he made it
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