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Mexican government says it has reduced migration flow to US by 70%

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Mexican government says it has reduced migration flow to US by 70%

The Mexican government announced today that its plan against illegal migration has reduced by 70% the number of people crossing the country and trying to cross the border into the United States.

According to the report “Migration and Development Plan”, presented today by Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, the flow of migrants arriving at the border with the United States went from 144,116 people intercepted in May to 42,710 in November. indicates a decrease in migratory flow by 70.4%.

"It is the most important reduction in flows in recent decades," said the minister, noting that, despite being "a huge operation under the responsibility of the new National Guard of Mexico, no complaints of human rights violations have been registered."

The official also pointed out that the number of unaccompanied children fell, with a reduction of around 82%.

Marcelo Ebrard indicated that Mexico has denied virtually no shelter and announced that asylum concessions are being evaluated this year for some 60,000 people crossing the country toward the southern border of the United States.

The Mexican Foreign Minister added that between May and November, 103 migrant traffickers were arrested, and a total of 280,000 people were rescued, 59,843 of them on the southern border.

In early June, and after a week of tension between the United States and Mexico, the two countries reached an immigration agreement that prevented the United States from imposing tariffs on all products from Mexico.

As a result, Mexico sent the newly created National Guard to the borders to reduce migration.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said today that "after the crisis" with the US government an agreement was reached that averted a major trade war with both countries.

“The measures have been taken and there are good results because the migratory flow from south to north has been interrupted. This was achieved by providing migrants with jobs, protecting children and women without violating human rights, which prevented a conflict with the United States, ”said the head of state.

For its part, Mexico's foreign minister denied that immigration policy "is a response to US interests," indicating that "what is being done is to comply with Mexican law."

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