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Migrant issue intensifies

US and Mexico discuss migration issue. 18,500+ migrant children entered USA in March.

Where: USA

The Facts

▪ Vice President Harris and Mexican President Obrador spoke on Wednesday to address the root cause of the surge in illegal migration from Central America into the USA.

▪ President Obrador deployed the Mexican military and police to the border to curb the flow of migrants into the USA.

▪ Former acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan said smugglers use unaccompanied children to distract the Border Patrol and smuggle drugs and adults.

▪ A Texan man pleaded guilty to smuggling 119 illegal immigrants in a refrigerated trailer across the Southern border on January 12, 2021.

▪ Texas Governor Abbott asked the White House to shut down a facility for migrant children in San Antonio following reports of sexual abuse, insufficient food & staffing, and unsanitary conditions.

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