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Mexico: Border security ramped up in Chiapas to curb migration flows02:08

Mexico: Border security ramped up in Chiapas to curb migration flows

Mexico, Tapachula
June 11, 2019 at 02:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Checkpoints and a stronger security presence were seen the city of Tapachula on the Mexican-Guatemalan border in the state of Chiapas on Monday.

Mexican border officials can be seen stopping vehicles and checking the documents of migrants to prove their ability to stay legally in Mexico. Some migrants can be seen being loaded into vans for further processing.

"For the time being they have not told us, they stopped us and they did not tell us. I do not know where they are going to send us," said Soyal Carrasco, a migrant from Honduras.

On Friday, Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reached a deal that would reportedly see the US not impose tariffs, which were due to take effect on Monday, in exchange for Mexico's strengthening enforcement at its border with Guatemala and expanding its policy of taking back migrants. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that part of this effort would include the deployment of 6,000 Mexican national guard members along Mexico's southern border.

Mexico: Border security ramped up in Chiapas to curb migration flows02:08
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Checkpoints and a stronger security presence were seen the city of Tapachula on the Mexican-Guatemalan border in the state of Chiapas on Monday.

Mexican border officials can be seen stopping vehicles and checking the documents of migrants to prove their ability to stay legally in Mexico. Some migrants can be seen being loaded into vans for further processing.

"For the time being they have not told us, they stopped us and they did not tell us. I do not know where they are going to send us," said Soyal Carrasco, a migrant from Honduras.

On Friday, Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reached a deal that would reportedly see the US not impose tariffs, which were due to take effect on Monday, in exchange for Mexico's strengthening enforcement at its border with Guatemala and expanding its policy of taking back migrants. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that part of this effort would include the deployment of 6,000 Mexican national guard members along Mexico's southern border.

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