United States detained 144,000 migrants in May, up 32% since April

United States detained 144,000 migrants in May, up 32% since April

United States detained 144,000 migrants in May, up 32% since April

Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said earlier he remained optimistic about the ongoing talks with the United States on trade tariffs related to the migration crisis on the US-Mexican border.

The deal under discussion would allow the United States to deport Guatemalan asylum seekers to Mexico as soon as they set foot on USA soil, the Washington Post reported citing U.S. and Mexican officials.

Contrary to quarrel with USA in the Migration-President Donald Trump wants to use Mexico 6000 national guardsmen on its southern border.

Facing the prospect of new tariffs imposed on all goods sent to the U.S., the Mexican government is proposing to overhaul its asylum rules and deploy thousands of troops to the country's border with Guatemala to curb the unprecedented surge of migrant families journeying to the U.S. -Mexico border.

The US vice-president, Mike Pence, said in Pennsylvania on Thursday that the US was "encouraged" by Mexico's latest proposals but that, so far, tariffs still were set to take effect on Monday.

According to Reuters news reports, the Mexican action in Metapa, the border town, marked the tightening of the government's efforts to put an end to migration flow mainly from Central American, a coordinator with Fray Matias de Cordova, Salva Cruz said.

But despite a shoving match, the authorities managed to force the caravan to a stop.

In may alone were stopped at the U.S. -Mexico border to 144,000 migrants by officials, or detained, as the United States customs and border protection, said CBP.

US border officers apprehended more than 132,000 people crossing from Mexico in May, a third more than in April and the highest monthly level since 2006, reaching what USA officials said on Wednesday were "crisis" levels.

Mexican authorities also blocked 420 migrants in a new caravan, although the group was initially about 1,200-strong, with many suspected of running away before immigration officials stepped in.

The INM said that where applicable, the detained migrants would be "assisted to return to their countries of origin" - its term for deportation.

Two activists from People Without Borders (Pueblo Sin Fronteras), which has helped organise migrant caravans, were arrested on allegations of offering migrants money to enter Mexico illegally.

Federal police have also been deployed to prevent migrants from getting on the train, known as the La Bestia or the Beast, that travels north toward the USA border. Most of the illegal migrants who cross into Mexico from Central America every year are more often than not fleeing from persecution and violence.

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