In a response to Donald Trump’s threats of a 5 per cent import tax on all Mexican goods if illegal migration is not lessened, Mexico has deployed troops to the Guatemala border.
With an influx of Central American migrants flowing into America seeking asylum, the Trump administration is in talks with Mexico’s foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard.
Mr Ebrard noted his optimism after Thursday’s talks and said: “We have explained that there are 6,000 men and that they will be deployed there.”
In an attempt to dodge the tariffs, the Mexican government has deployed 6,000 soldiers to the Mexico-Guatemala border in an attempt to quell the influx of asylum seekers to the US.
The import tax is set to take effect this coming Monday after Mr Trump said “not nearly enough” progress was being made on the immigration front, the BBC reported.