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US And Mexico Reach Agreement on Huge Migrant Caravan

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The United States and Mexico have reached an agreement concerning the Central American migrant caravan that consists of thousands of people reportedly seeking to reach the U.S. in order to claim refugee status.

Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Geronimo Gutierrez told Fox News on Thursday that his government has requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees establish shelters along its southern border with Central America.

“Just today, the Mexican government, and this is a very important step, requested the intervention of the U.N., the Office of the High Commissioner on Refugees, to help Mexico review any asylum claims from the members of the caravan,” Gutierrez told “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier.

“That will allow us to have a process by which in our border we will make sure that of serving human rights, respecting international law, if there are legitimate claims to refugee, those can be processed in a very clear way,” he added.

The ambassador also retweeted a news release concerning Mexico’s request to the UNHCR.

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Baier and Gutierrez discussed the changing nature of migrants trying to enter the U.S. illegally at the southern border.

Citing statistics from the Department of Homeland Security, Baier noted that in 2000, 98 percent seeking to cross into the U.S. were Mexicans and mostly single adults. At that time, 95 percent were repatriated back to Mexico within hours.

In 2017, 60 percent of those apprehended were from Central American countries. Additionally, 40 percent were families or unaccompanied minors and 99 percent of the families are still in the U.S.

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Gutierrez agreed that Mexico has cut down on the number of its citizens trying to enter the U.S. illegally, by creating better opportunities within their country.

The Mexican official also told Baier his government “has evidence” the current migrant caravan from Central America is politically motivated.

“They are very well organized,” Gutierrez said.

At a campaign rally in Montana on Thursday, Trump accused the Democratic Party of being behind the thousands aiming to reach the U.S. border.

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“A lot of money has been passing to people to come up and try and get to the border by Election Day,” Trump said. “The crazy Democrats refuse to support any form of border security legislation … They also figure everybody coming in is going to vote Democrat.”

“Come Election Day, Americans will remember Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order and common sense,” he added. “The choice could not be more clear: Democrats produce mobs, Republicans produce jobs.”

In a series of tweets on Thursday, the president alleged the Democrats want “open borders” and pledged to “call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!” if Mexico was unable to stop the migrant caravan.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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