Hundreds of migrants are wading across a river from Guatemala to Mexico in a new test of President Trump’s immigration strategy. The migrants want free passage across Mexico to the U.S. border and Mexico’s government rejected that. Under pressure from the U.S., the Mexican government has refused to grant the migrants free passage to the U.S. border. Last year more than four caravans with Central American migrants tried to cross through Mexico to reach the U.S. but they got stuck on the border. President Trump sent troops to the border in order to stop the flow of undocumented migrants. https://youtu.be/vg2ktwv5Esw Mexico faced tariff threats by U.S. President Donald Trump last year if it didn’t crack down on Central American migrants making their way through the country to the U.S. border. In response, it sent tens of thousands of national guard troops to both borders. As a result, crossings into the U.S.…

The tense negotiations between Mexico and the US on the issue of tariffs still haven’t come to an end. Both governments have agreed to review an upcoming trade deal in conjunction with the flow of migrants. If migration is not reduced, both sides have agreed to renew discussions in the next months about making more aggressive changes. Valeria Leon reports from Mexico. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvWoQToYm2c&t=97s

Mexico’s willingness to accept US asylum seekers is causing concern among officials in Mexican border cities who are already struggling to deal with thousands of Central American migrants. Mexico, meanwhile, is struggling to say how it will house and protect what could become tens of thousands of Central American migrants who might wind up in its cities along the border with the United States. It is clearly not ready to shelter so many. https://youtu.be/nF6PvQc9vvo Mexico’s Government informed migrants seeking asylum at the U.S. border will receive humanitarian visas to stay in Mexico while they wait for a resolution. But this could take years. Reporting Live from Mexico City for TRT WORLD, December 2018.

It’s a cloudy day and the seagulls flutter over the three-hundred-mile border that separates Mexico and the United States. The birds have a favorite place to lookout: the iron wall that ends in the ocean, in the area referred to as Las Playas de Tijuana. On the American side, three mounted men can be seen at a distance. The moment the sign “No trespassing” becomes visible they turn around and return to the naval town. On the other hand, on the Mexican side, there are live music groups playing banda next to the border. There’s so much noise from the adjoining restaurant that it is difficult to hold a conversation. The musicians wear colorful outfits and play next to a sign that hangs in the middle of the border wall. It reads: “We do care”, this meant as this is intended to be a reaction to the controversial message scrawled…