US and Mexican authorities have reportedly struck a deal to stop the rapidly growing ‘migrant caravan’ before it reaches the United States’ southern border; likely averting a potential humanitarian and legal crisis as thousands of Central American refugees head north.
Mexican Ambassador to the United States Geronimo Gutierrez detailed the deal while speaking with Fox News Thursday evening.
“Just today, the Mexican government, and this is a very important step, requested the intervention of the U.N., the Office of the High Commissioner on Refugees, to help Mexico review any asylum claims from the members of the caravan,” Gutierrez said.
“That will allow us to have a process by which in our border we will make sure that of serving human rights, respecting international law, if there are legitimate claims to refugee, those can be processed in a very clear way,” he added.
“We welcome the government of Mexico’s statement that they will seek cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to address immigration issues in the region, including the influx of people arriving in Mexico,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. “The United States stands ready to assist the Government of Mexico and UNHCR in this effort.”
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