A new video shows Mexican authorities detaining large groups of Africans attempting to enter Mexico at the Guatemala border, whose ultimate goal is to reach the US.
The move comes in response to President Trump’s recent negotiations with the Mexican government, including his threat to impose a 5% tariff on Mexican goods entering the country, should the government fail to address the migration crisis.
— Ruptly (@Ruptly) June 19, 2019
Recently, detained African migrants have protested conditions in Mexican detention centers while detailing their long and illegal journeys in hopes of reaching the United States.
#migrants from #Africa protest conditions in a Mexican detention center in Tapachula. #migrantcrisis Say they traveled from Africa to Colombia or Brazil and entered Mexico to head for the US border. pic.twitter.com/5tU23EiMEP
— Michael Holmes (@holmescnn) June 15, 2019