While the Biden Administration sits idly by as an immigration crisis unfolds on the border, Mexico is planning a massive crackdown to halt illegal immigration.
An immigration crisis is unfolding at the US-Mexico border, many migrants believe that now that Biden is in office they can just come to America. While the Biden Administration is making it easier, these migrants simply can not walk across the border and be granted citizenship. This massive flow of migrants has helped prop up organized crime in Mexico as Cartels see a new business opportunity in shipping migrants across the border illegally.
Mexican officials are looks to put a stop to this. From The Daily Wire:
Mexico is reportedly preparing to “significantly reinforce” its efforts to stop illegal immigrants that are entering its southern border with Guatemala as they travel on their way to the U.S.-Mexico border.
The effort comes in direct response to the border crisis that has erupted under President Joe Biden.
Mexico will “deploy security forces to cut the flow of migrants, the bulk of whom come from Central America’s so-called Northern Triangle of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, whose economies were battered by the coronavirus pandemic and hurricanes last year,” Reuters reported. “Two of the people said the National Guard militarized police, which led efforts to bring down the number of illegal immigrants entering Mexico from Central America during an increase in 2019, would be at the fore of the containment drive.”
The Biden administration admitted this week that the crisis on the southern border is projected to be the highest in the history of the Department of Homeland Security. A separate report from this week bolstered claims from Republican lawmakers that terrorist suspects have been apprehended on the U.S.-Mexico border during the current fiscal year.
This new plan from Mexico should help stamp out this portion of the crime industry and curb illegal immigration into the US.