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Deal with Mexico allows US to deport non-Mexicans

Mexico has struck a deal with the US to ease the migration crisis on its southern border.

Mexico has decided to deport migrants from border towns and return them to their home countries. Mexican authorities have also agreed to more than a dozen other measures to prevent migrants from crossing the US border, including the establishment of checkpoints to prevent migrants from transferring to goods trains travelling to the US border.

These measures were taken because of the huge influx of migrants at the US-Mexico border this month. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopea Obrador shared Customs and Border Protection data on Thursday. He noted that about 142,000 migrants were apprehended at the US border in September.

Various border crossings and bridges were temporarily closed last week due to the influx of migrants to redeploy personnel to help process non-citizens. The US Department of Defence has deployed 800 troops to assist at the southern border.

This fiscal year, US Customs and Border Protection has tracked more than 2.2 million migrant crossings at the southwest border, approaching last year’s total of nearly 2.4 million. The number of border crossings by migrant families reached a record high.

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