by Rod D. Martin
July 20, 2019

And in other news, here’s the latest on President Trump’s huge Mexico-Immigration victory. A report from the Mexican Foreign Ministry indicates that Mexico stopped 104,000 migrants in June alone and reduced migration flows by a whopping 40 percent. 

Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, in announcing the numbers, said Mexico had fulfilled its promise to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States, a promise made in exchange for the U.S. holding off on imposing tariffs on Mexican goods. The U.S. gave Mexico 45 days – until July 21 – to reduce migrant flows. Ebrard’s statement came during his trip to El Salvador, where he met with newly elected President Nayib Bukele to discuss migration and an integrated development plan for Central America. 

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled tomorrow to meet separately with both Bukele and Ebrard to discuss migration. Whether or not Mexico has succeeded in reducing migration flows will be subject to U.S. interpretation, since Washington provided no public criteria for a sufficient reduction. But there’s no question that this is a huge win, loudly opposed by both the left and many on the right, that no other President would have even attempted.


Trump’s Huge Mexico-Immigration Victory originally appeared as a Facebook post by Rod D. Martin.