Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 troops to its northern border as part of efforts to stop migrants from entering the United States, the country's Secretary of Defense Luis Cresencio Sandoval said. This time frame was part of an agreement between Mexico and the United States, The Hill reported. "That is the work of the immigration authorities, not the army", he said.
Asked whether the National Guardsmen and army troops recently deployed to Mexico's northern border were detaining migrants to prevent them from crossing, Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval replied: "Yes". USA border security officials say an unknown number of these units use fraudulent birth certificates to fake family ties.
The United States and Mexico reached a deal on June 7, giving Mexico 45 days to demonstrate that it is helping to significantly curb the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.
A photo released by US Customs and Border Protection shows some of the 1036 migrants who crossed the US-Mexico border in El Paso.
"We simply detain them and turn them over to the authorities", he said, according to Agence France Presse, a news wire service.
Migrants already in the USA received a temporary reprieve this weekend after Trump called off promised deportation raids to see if Democrats and Republicans could set aside their differences and "work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border". A partnership between the United States and Mexico when it comes to asylum. Operational security along Mexico's southern border with Guatemala. 2. The massive deployment to the 1,954-mile U.S. border complements an additional 2,000 troops sent south, to the border with Guatemala and Belize, where they join the 4,500 troops already stationed there.
The president relented on the threat after saying he made a deal with Mexico.
Mexico on June 7 agreed to reduce significantly the number of migrants reaching the US border within a period of 45 days.
Customs and Border Protection in June released the number of migrants illegally crossing the border, showing a 13-year high of 144,278 in May.