Update: After both the United States and Mexico claimed to have had a ‘very good discussion’ to avert President Trump’s tariff threat – and the US weighing a delay over concerns that both sides wouldn’t be able to reach an agreement on all the measures Mexico would need to take to avert them, Mexico showed yet another act of good faith on Thursday – freezing the bank accounts of 26 alleged human traffickers.
The ministry’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) said in a statement it froze the accounts due to “probable links with human trafficking and illegal aid to migrant caravans.”
The FIU added that it would present the cases to the Attorney General’s office. -Reuters
Negotiators from both countries are discussing a new framework that would “dramatically increase Mexico’s immigration enforcement efforts” according to the Washington Post.
Mexican officials have pledged to deploy 6,000 National Guard troops to the country’s southern border with Guatemala. We wonder – will Congressional Democrats pounce on Mexico for this decision like they did when President Trump did it?