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.…

As thousands of Central Americans in Mexico wait for a final response on their migration status in the country, their livelihoods greatly depend on the results of negotiations between the United States and Mexico, which are set to close today, September 10th. Valeria Reports https://youtu.be/hmLIclxLM_I The two countries agreed on a 90-day test period before those tariffs will kick in.

Tijuana topped the list with 138 killings per 100,000 Tijuana residents, averaging about seven per day.  A barbed wire was installed by US authorities to reinforce the border in response to the arrival of thousands of migrants traveling in caravans. On the Mexican side of the border, they worried most about the rise in violence. Yanira is a Salvadoran refugee, she has been living in a shelter for two months. She only leave this place to go to her asylum interview appointment in San Diego. She’s afraid to be on the streets in Tijuana.  FULL STORY HERE: https://www.univision.com/univision-news/tijuana-ranked-as-the-most-violent-city-in-the-world-video

Immigration officers are particularly hard on women traveling alone with their children. Women and children are the ones who suffer the most in these caravans. But what drives them to continue on their arduous journey north is a passionate desire to provide their children with better, safer lives. As part of Univision’s week-long series looking at the border crisis, Valeria Leon reports on the journey for the mostly Central American migrants who have joined the caravans heading to the United States. It’s a challenging trip for anyone, much more so for single mothers who decide to make the trek with their children. Full story here: http://uni.vi/Njty101x2DL

This is the 4th migrant caravan to arrive in Mexico City in less than a year. Out of the 3,000 migrants that left Honduras only 350 made it here. https://fusion.tv/video/592708/mexico-implementing-stricter-measures-to-deal-with-migrants/?fbclid=IwAR2p74i6Ewy12Py0dw4WhvIFdu7maNeMVTSs9ceeKAmwTLs2Vxe0SC809Oo In Mexico City, the government is implementing stricter measures to deal with the flow of migrants coming into the country from Central America. Many of these policies took effect after the arrival of the last caravan and could offer a preview of Mexico’s new attitude towards migrants passing through the country. At the migrant shelter in Mexico City, Central Americans feel lucky to have gotten as far as they have, considering both the distance and constant abuse they received from immigration officers. Mexico has become a destination for migrants traveling in caravans. In response to the wave of immigration the Mexican government has aimed to control the illegal crossers. Mexico’s popularity as a destination, rather than a mere transit route, for…

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.