Published: 6/9/2019 10:25:26 PM
Mexican military officials reportedly have started targeting foreigners riding “The Beast” train on their way to the US southern border.
This was the first operation of its kind since Mexico and the US signed an agreement on Friday to stop the invasion at the US southern border.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Mexican military deployed throughout the country as part of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s vow to do more to apprehend migrants headed to the United States, have officially begun targeting foreigners who have hitched rides aboard a freight train known as “The Beast” to get to the U.S.-Mexico border, local media reported Sunday.
Mexican National Guard held up the “La Bestia” train in an unpopulated area near Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, a city north of the Mexico-Guatemala border, where migrants have been crossing into the country.
The operation marked the first of its kind since López Obrador and President Trump reached a deal late Friday, in which the U.S. would hold off on tariffs against Mexican imports if the government did more to prevent people from traveling through the country.
Source: “Migrantes eligen la ruta del Pacifico,” El Informador, May 23, 2011, www.informador.com.mx/primera/2011/294583/6/migrantes-eligen-ruta-del-pacifico.htm.
They still get a lot of help along the way.
These women in Mexico stand by the train tracks every night to hand out food and water to migrants and refugees passing through Mexico on a freight train. pic.twitter.com/pMhKSlH5gw
— AJ+ (@ajplus) August 16, 2018
The caravans are organized by the US group Pueblo sin Fronteras.
This caravan, organized by migrant outreach group Pueblo sin Fronteras, is the one Trump calls “dangerous” and says has ended its journey in Mexico. But hundreds of people from Central America jump on board a train going north. https://t.co/FKOd7eHn3Y (Video: @KhushbuOShea / CNN) pic.twitter.com/Ko55Vx45Ye
— CNN (@CNN) April 15, 2018