Mexican Government Says US National Guard At Border Won't Be Armed

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Mexico's Senate on Wednesday called on the government to end cooperation with the United States on migration and security over Trump's plans to deploy the National Guard along their shared border.

"We are convinced that, by coming to agreements as friends, partners and good neighbors, both countries will fare better than if we confront each other", Pena Nieto said.

The front-runner in Mexico's presidential race on Thursday said U.S. President Donald Trump's move to send national guard troops to the border was a political ploy based on misinformation to gain support from his conservative base.

Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said he held talks with Kirstjen Nielsen, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, to clarify the aim of the operation, saying that Mexico will "act in a sovereign way in defense of the nation's interest". Although his administration has at times cited a "Trump effect" for what it said was a dip in border crossings, the number of migrants trying to illegally cross into the US at the Mexico border spiked dramatically in March, according to figures released by US Customs and Border Protection.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto scolded President Trump in a new video Thursday for taking a "threatening" attitude toward his country, and praising the Mexican Senate for condemning Mr. Trump's comments this week about immigration.

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The caravan, estimated to contain more than 1,000 migrants, is part of an annual caravan that is meant to raise awareness of the struggles that immigrants making the journey from Mexico to the U.S. face.

Men take bucket showers in the early morning at a sports center, where Central American migrants traveling with the annual "Stations of the Cross" caravan have been camped out, in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico, Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Pena Nieto has twice canceled plans to visit Washington after tense phone calls with Trump in which the Republican president refused to back down from his insistence that Mexico pay for his planned border wall.

In addition, the Foreign Ministry assured that the Mexican government was carrying out "an administrative immigration procedure" in which "400 (people) have already been repatriated to their countries of origin, with strict adherence to the legal framework and full respect for their human rights".

Most of the migrants joined the caravan in hope of reaching the US and escaping from violence plaguing their own countries.