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Trump Strategy Working, Says Mexico: It Successfully Reduced Border Migrants by 56 Percent in Three Months

Impressive decrease in numbers was announced on Friday

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Mexico should be out there singing the praises of President Donald Trump and his amazing strategy at the border.

It is working.

Thanks to Trump, Mexico is now reporting a 56 percent reduction of migrants at the border.

Back in June, President Trump threatened to slap tariffs on Mexico if the country didn’t reduce the number of migrants flooding through its country and heading for the United States.

Fearing tariffs, Mexico quickly swung into action and began placing troops along its borders with Guatemala and Honduras.

Now, just three months later, the number of migrants is down by 56 percent.

Related: Trump Suspends Tariffs Against Mexico

What a strong success story for President Trump — but don’t count on the mainstream media to cover this.

“In June, President Trump drove negotiations with Mexico aimed at stemming the tide of illegal immigration moving through the country to the southern border of the United States,” BizPac Review recounted. “That agreement gave Mexico three months to take necessary steps to significantly pare the numbers of undocumented migrants within 90 days or tariffs against the country would go into effect.”

Trump then threatened tariffs of five percent — which would rise every month if Mexico failed to act.

“It’s a direct result of the negotiations of this president and this administration specifically with our international partners.”

Mexico’s Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, “using data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), said that the number of migrants [who were] stopped in August was 63,989, down from 146,266 in May. Mexico has deployed at least 20,000 police officers and National Guard troops throughout the country to prevent illegal passage through its territories,” noted the same outlet.

The foreign secretary is scheduled to meet with U.S. officials in Washington on Tuesday to discuss progress on their efforts.

“We’re showing that the strategy that Mexico put forward has been successful. I don’t expect there to be a tariff threat on Tuesday,” Ebrard said at a government news conference on Friday about the upcoming meeting.

“It’s a direct result of the negotiations of this president and this administration specifically with our international partners,” said acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan said last month.

Guarding the border professionally hasn’t been easy for Mexican authorities, however.

Just two weeks ago, immigration authorities and African migrants clashed outside a detention center in a wild and violent brawl.

Watch this video from VOA news (warning — some images are violent):

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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