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Mexico announces 56 percent drop in
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Posted By: Pluperfect, 9/7/2019 4:31:47 AM

The Mexican government announced Friday that the number of migrants coming to its border with the U.S. had dropped by 56 percent over the past three months as the country tries to avert President Trump's threatened tariffs on Mexico's exports to its northern neighbor. Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, citing data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the number of migrants apprehended at the frontier in August was 63,989 in August, down from 146,266 in May. Those numbers included people who presented themselves at U.S. ports of entry and were deemed inadmissible. The Mexican government has deployed more than 20,000 police officers and National Guard troops

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 9/7/2019 4:54:26 AM (No. 173564)
Señor Ebrard: good work so far. But, for August, you were 63,989 short, bro. Has the thought occurred to you to eliminate the source of the problem at your southern border?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum 9/7/2019 5:45:44 AM (No. 173581)
Good start but not good enough. Stop the flow or suffer the consequences. No other country in the world would put up with Mexico’s indifference to this crisis. Americans are fed up not only with this but with the wink and nod the government gives to the vicious cartels that prosper under their weak and ineffective policing policies. You cannot ignore the nature of evil because it will not change and will eventually destroy you. Mexico has vast potential but it is wasting it by appeasing the criminal cartels. Mexico will learn soon enough that you cannot serve two masters. They have to choose between submission to the cartels or peace and prosperity for its citizens by defeating them
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Reply 3 - Posted by: The Remnants 9/7/2019 7:33:27 AM (No. 173630)
I'd take anything the Mexican government tells me with a grain of salt. We have enough problems of our own in this country without trying to absorb every other country's problems.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/7/2019 8:23:45 AM (No. 173667)
Good thing too, or else we'd have to start printing new EBT cards. That is 'food stamps' for those in Rio Linda.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDConservative 9/7/2019 10:01:03 AM (No. 173760)
Oh, right...Mexico is doing such a cracker jack job we don't need no stinkin' wall. Figures lie...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: M2 9/7/2019 11:25:31 AM (No. 173844)
Mexico, doing the jobs Americans won't do.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: little guy 9/7/2019 12:00:29 PM (No. 173863)
Simply proving that Mexico WAS responsible for the huge influx in the first place! Had the Mexicans bothered to secure their own southern border, we wouldn't have to spend billions securing ours. Never mind the multiple billions we spend on handling the crisis of illegals jumping across our border and demanding services like food, housing, clothes, education, medical, etc.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: joew9 9/7/2019 12:24:15 PM (No. 173878)
A meager start. The number needs to be 90% before any congratulations is due.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Antidemoncrat 9/7/2019 12:51:15 PM (No. 173910)
I guess that “little wall” is working. Still winning. LOL
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone 9/7/2019 2:25:56 PM (No. 174016)
There should not be any third country nationals able to approach the US-Mexico borderline from either side of that international zone other than to official ports of entry. Until that fact becomes routine the borderline cannot be considered to be secure.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 9/7/2019 5:19:07 PM (No. 174123)
Nice first step, let me know when it hits 98%.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 9/7/2019 6:52:14 PM (No. 174185)
My husband and I used to enjoy vacationing at the Mexican beach resorts and occasionally brief day trips to some of the border towns. Long ago, however, we decided to boycott travel to Mexico because of its encouragement of illegal immigration and because of the increasing danger to American tourists. We all should do the same, and we would see fast policy changes regarding our south of the border non-buddy. President Trump is putting some successful pressure to bear already, but we could ourselves escalate it.
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