Mexican authorities say they caught four tractor-trailers carrying about 800 migrants to the U.S. border over the weekend, a new report since our southerly neighbor met with the Trump administration to discuss ways to help stem the tide of illegal immigration into the United States.
In late May, President Donald Trump threatened to impose sweeping tariffs on goods imported from Mexico until the country stepped up to help stop the influx of Central American migrants through Mexico and into the United States. After a scathing retort from Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the Mexican government sent a delegation to Washington, D.C. to discuss Trump’s threat, ultimately hammering out an agreement that includes Mexico agreeing to allow Central American migrants to apply for asylum there, as well as the potential for the U.S. to return certain migrants to Mexico while they await their asylum ruling.
While halting truckloads filled with hundreds of migrants might sound like a step in the right direction, both Mexico and the U.S. have a long way to go to halt the current immigration crisis. More than 144,000 illegal aliens were apprehended at the Southwest U.S. border during the month of May alone, the largest monthly total in 13 years and the latest data in a year marked with record-breaking numbers.