President Trump’s get tough approach on the border is paying off big time. He put the spotlight right where it should be and got other leaders to step in and do the right thing.
And if what the new Mexican President just signed with some other central American countries is a sign of what is to come we may actually have a solution for future migrant caravans that seek to crash on our shores.
From The Washington Times: In one of his first acts in office, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has signed an agreement with his counterparts from three Central American countries to establish a development plan to stem the flow of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.
The Foreign Ministry said Saturday that the plan includes a fund to generate jobs in the region and aims to attack the structural causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Thousands of migrants, mostly Hondurans, have joined caravans in recent weeks in an effort to speed through Mexico to request refuge at the U.S. border.
Dozens of migrants interviewed by The Associated Press have said they are fleeing poverty and violence in their countries of origin.
From DW:Minutes after Mexico’s new president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was sworn in on Saturday, he and the leaders of three Central American states signed a declaration to cut the number of people fleeing their countries for a better life abroad.
Lopez Obrador, who is the country’s first leftist president in 70 years, agreed with the leaders of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to tackle deep poverty and other emigration push factors from their respective nations.
The Integral Development Plan, with the support of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, aims to create a fund to boost jobs and welfare.
El Presidente López Obrador firmó- junto con los Mandatarios de Guatemala,Honduras y El Salvador y la CEPAL -el Plan de Desarrollo Integral para atender el fenómeno migratorio a partir de la creación de empleos y bienestar en los países hermanos de Centroamérica. Enhorabuena !! pic.twitter.com/9cZJJBcaoV
— Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard) December 2, 2018