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Mexico stopped tens of thousands of people from the US border

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According to the government, in recent months tens of thousands of people across the border to the United States have been picked up on missions against tugs.

Since the inauguration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in early December more than 45,000 people have been „saved“, the Mexican Foreign Ministry said yesterday (local time).

Pressure of the USA

Mexico, under pressure from the US, committed itself in June to crack down on illegal border crossings and prevent refugees from passing through the United States. Mexico lies on the route of people from the Central American states of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, who want to flee poverty and violence in their homeland to the United States.

His government wants to prevent people from traveling in unsafe conditions, said Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard. „They’re climbing on trucks, using fake IDs, and that puts them at risk.“ Mexico will also support a program to create 20,000 jobs in El Salvador and 13,000 jobs in Honduras to fight the causes of flight, announced Ebrard.