Mexico's Surprising Plan for Illegal Immigration

  • 07/10/2018
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Mexico's Surprising Plan for Illegal Immigration
Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced plans to establish a border police force to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking from Central America. (TheBlaze)
 

The announcement comes at a time when President Donald Trump is facing intense criticism for his policies addressing illegal immigration.

For years, Mexico has been plagued with high levels of illegal immigration on its southern border. Migrants traveling north from war-torn Central America have at times overwhelmed Mexican authorities.

And while most of the migrants use the border as a gateway toward a better life, others use it to smuggle drugs and weapons, which amounts to a major problem for cartel-controlled Mexico.

But that’s all allegedly going to change with the upcoming administration.


The president-elect's incoming chief of public security revealed in an interview that the border police force is only one component of a larger effort to combat cartel violence, crippling poverty, and rampant government corruption.
 Source: AAN
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