Mexican Military Begins Arresting Migrants Hitching Train Ride to U.S.

Mexican Military Begins Arresting Migrants Hitching Train Ride to U.S.

The Mexican military has begun arresting illegal immigrants hitching rides to the U.S. border on “The Beast” freight train, according to the Washington Examiner.

The Mexican national guard halted the train in a city north of the Mexico-Guatemala border where people have been crossing into the country and more than 200 migrants fled the train.

Nataniel Hernández Núñe, director of the Digna Ochoa Human Rights Center reportedly said many of the migrants went into hiding so only 25 were arrested.

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The Examiner writes, “the operation marked the first of its kind since López Obrador and President Trump reached a deal late Friday, in which the U.S. would hold off on tariffs against Mexican imports if the government did more to prevent people from traveling through the country.”

On Friday, President Trump announced that the he had reached a deal with Mexico after threatening to impose tariffs on the country unless it did more to curb the massive influx of illegal immigrants into the U.S.

“I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico,” the President wrote on Twitter. “The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!”

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