The White House said the effort is to deter migrants from making the “dangerous” journey to the southern US border.
The Joe Biden administration has signed agreements with Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala to strengthen security measures at their borders in an attempt to reduce the influx of migrants to the southern border of the United States, the White House said.
“The goal is to make such a journey more difficult and to make it more difficult to cross borders,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. – We have worked with them to strengthen law enforcement at the border and prevent a journey that is dangerous and in which many people die.”
The agreements were reached in recent weeks, she said.
Psaki said that Mexico would keep 10,000 troops on its southern border, which, she said, will double the daily number of violations stopped.
Guatemala will keep 1,500 troops and police on the border with Honduras and set up 12 checkpoints along migrant routes.
As for Honduras, it “sent 7,000 police and military personnel to disperse a large group of migrants,” she said.