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Mexico Claims to be Holding Back 250k Migrants After Trump Tariff Threats

The Mexican government claims it is holding back 250,000 migrants in the midst of tariff threats from President Trump.

Breitbart reports that a statement from Mexico’s Foreign Relations Secretariat claims the country was providing humanitarian visas to migrants and strengthening immigration enforcement in southern Mexico.

“Without these important Mexican efforts in immigration matters, the U.S. would receive 250,000 additional migrants, only in 2019,” claims the statement.

“The veiled threat was buried at in the middle of a document where Mexican officials claimed to have deported more than 80,000 migrants and arrested 400 suspected smugglers in conjunction with U.S. officials,” writes Breitbart.

The publication points out Mexico has been far from helpful in apprehending migrants traveling through the country towards the U.S.

In recent months, Mexico has provided buses and security for thousands of migrants traveling to the U.S. border–and in February, the state of Coahuila moved nearly 2,000 migrants in 49 buses to Piedras Negras, where the migrants were expected to cross the border into Texas and claim asylum.

Last week, President Trump announced that he would impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexico until the nation works to fix the illegal immigration surge at the U.S. border.

In a statement, the President said if Mexico does not take action to “dramatically reduce or eliminate” the number of illegal aliens entering the U.S., the tariffs would increase to 15 percent on August 1, 2019. From there, they will go up to 20 percent by September 1 and 25 percent by October 1.

“Gang members, smugglers, human traffickers, and illegal drugs and narcotics of all kinds are pouring across the Southern Border and directly into our communities.  Thousands of innocent lives are taken every year as a result of this lawless chaos.  It must end NOW!” said the President.

Fmr Border Chief Warns: MASSIVE Surge in Gang Members Coming to U.S.

There has been a 50 % increase in gang members entering the United States through the southern border according to testimony from former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan.

The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard writes, “What’s more, he warned in Senate testimony Thursday, loopholes in federal law will result in some 650,000 illegal immigrants — more than the population of Wyoming — being released into the United States, where most will ‘never to be heard from again.’”

Morgan was speaking to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee where he warned that many entering the country “either lack proper identifying documentation or effective vetting of what they produce is impossible, so we know virtually nothing about who we’re letting in.”

**LISTEN: Dan discusses the disgusting attacks in The NY Times by “unnamed” officials in an attempt to keep the witch hunt against Trump alive.**

Morgan said that many of the gang members entering the country do so under false pretenses as “unaccompanied minors.”

“The MS-13 is one of the most violent and prolific transnational gangs the U.S. as ever seen and the influx of minors into the country through the current crisis will provide them with unlimited vulnerable prospects,” he said.

“While Border Patrol is tied up with the humanitarian mission, the smugglers business is thriving. According to Border Patrol, 800 gang members were apprehended so far this year, a 50 percent increase from last year. Imagine what they’re not catching,” he continued.

For the full report, click HERE.