Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala Agree to Tighten Border Security Hondurans migrants, continue their journey on the railroad tracks, looking for a chance to get on the train and be able to reach the U.S. border on March 31, 2021 in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. (Photo by Eyepix/NurPhoto via AP)
By Theodore Bunker | Monday, 12 April 2021 12:07 PM
President Joe Biden's administration announced Monday it has secured agreements from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala to increase security along their borders in an attempt to prevent human trafficking and smuggling.
Tyler Moran, Special Assistant to the President for Immigration for the Domestic Policy Council, told MSNBC on Monday that the 3 countries each had made an agreement as part of a two-pronged approach to address immigration.
"We've secured agreements for them to put more troops on their own border," Moran said. "Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala have all agreed to do this. That not only is going to prevent the traffickers, and the smugglers, and cartels that take advantage of the kids on their way here, but also to protect those children.
"We're addressing the reasons that people are coming from the region. This is really important. If you just focus on our border, you're not addressing why people are actually coming to our border. The President has a blueprint and he's working with the vice president on this."
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Monday that "I always find it interesting when they talk about the fact that we did America alone, when in fact the deal that we struck to secure our southern border was something we worked hard with the Mexican government, we worked hard with the government in Guatemala, and El Salvador, and Honduras. We had real relationships with those people. We negotiated. We got to a place that made life better for their people and secured our southern border.
“And to watch them come in and just flip the switch and the tragedy that we now see. These people are trying to come through Mexico to get into the United States because President Biden greenlighted this. It's absolutely tragic. And to watch them do this in a unilateral way and make the lives worse for not only people who live in Texas and Arizona and California, but people all across our southern boundary, it's just tragic."