New President of Mexico Wastes No Time in Signing Legislation to Shut Down Migrant Caravans

Kirsters Baish| The Mexican city of Tijuana is suffering tremendously after an influx of illegal immigrants from the infamous migrant caravan began flooding the streets.

But Mexico’s new president is ready to stop immigration laws from being broken.

Western Journal reports, “On Saturday, new Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signed an agreement with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to increase jobs in the region as a way to stem the flow of U.S.-bound migrants, The Washington Post reported. Finance ministers of the four nations will meet in the first quarter of 2019 to develop ‘programs, projects, and specific actions, for the sake of jobs generation and poverty fight in the region,’ according to the agreement.”

The news outlet reports that an “integral development plan” will be made in order to make Central American nations more acceptable places for people to live by reducing those who claim “high crime and high unemployment” as their reasons for fleeing.

Western Journal writes:

Dialog with U.S. officials about the border will continue Monday as Mexican officials meet with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, according to Politico.

The Trump administration wants Mexico to agree to hold migrants in Mexico during their bid for asylum in the U.S.

Mexico wants the U.S. to kick in funding for a regional economic plan to help address the root causes that sent migrants from their homes.

 Those competing needs will be the subject of meetings between Mexican and American officials this week, The Washington Post reported.

Incoming Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard explained that the United States should be paying $20 billion to go toward Central American renewal.

“Mexico by itself is going to invest in our own territory during the next administration, more than $20 billion, and so any serious effort regarding our brothers in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala should be for a similar amount,” he stated.

It has been reported that some Mexican officials have stated that they are able to integrate immigrants into their country’s economy. The Mexican government has been housing migrants at sports complex in Tijuana. Recently, the migrants were transported to a former concert venue. Officials cited health concerns as the reason for the move.

Western Journal reports that “the new administration said it can make the migrants into the workers Mexico needs for its economy.”

“(Remain) in Mexico is just that,” incoming interior minister Olga Sanchez Cordero was quoted saying last week. “To be in Mexico because we give you work, because we want you to integrate into our population, because we speak the same language, because we want you to be here.”