The Mexican government reported that in the first three months of 2019, 300,000 migrants from around the world traveled through Mexico to gain entry to the United States at its southern border, KJZZ reported.
While most migrants, the Mexican government said, come from Honduras and other Central American countries, the migrant caravans also identified individuals from Cuba, Africa, and South Asia.
And Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior Olga Sánchez Cordero points out that these migrants “illegally” want to enter the United States.
“It’s estimated that during the first three months of the year, more than 300,000 migrants have transited through Mexico to enter the United States illegally,” Sánchez Cordero said. “There’s a change in the flow of migrants who are entering our country.”
In fiscal year 2019—October, November, December, January, February, and March— the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) reported that 361,087 people were apprehended at the border. The apprehensions include unaccompanied alien children (UACs), family units, and single adults.
This data was updated on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, according to the website of CPB.
President Trump, on April 24, said Mexico needs to do more to prevent illegal immigrants from reaching the U.S.- Mexico border, and threatened using armed soldiers and closing the border.
“A very big Caravan of over 20,000 people started up through Mexico. It has been reduced in size by Mexico but is still coming. Mexico must apprehend the remainder or we will be forced to close that section of the Border & call up the Military. The Coyotes & Cartels have weapons,” the president tweeted.