Friday, January 24, 2020
Reuters and the Associated Press report that Mexican authorities yesterday adopted tougher measures against Central American migrants, detaining 800 of them who had entered Mexico from Guatemala intending to reach the border with the United States. Mexico is under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to contain migrants crossing through Mexico on their way to the United States.
he National Migration Institute (INM) said it had transferred 800 migrants, some of them unaccompanied minors, to immigration centers where they would be given food, medical attention and shelter. If their legal status cannot be resolved, they will be returned to their home countries.