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1,603 views • April 1, 2019


Celeste Li
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that Mexico has to regulate the flow of migrants from Central America who travel through Mexico to cross into the United States illegally after U.S. President Donald Trump on March 29 threatened to shut the border. "Obviously, we have to help because Central American migrants pass through our territory and we have to bring order to this migration, make sure it's legal," Obrador said on April 1. "That's what we're doing. But serenely, calmly, without a commotion and with great prudence and responsibility." Trump has threatened several times to close down the border, which would choke the flow of people and goods between the two countries, dampening trade. However, it would hurt Mexico substantially more, as 80 percent of Mexican exports go to the United States. “Mexico must use its very strong immigration laws to stop the many thousands of people trying to get into the USA,” Trump said in a March 30 tweet. “Our detention areas are maxed out & we will take no more illegals. Next step is to close the Border! This will also help us with stopping the Drug flow from Mexico!”
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