On Thursday evening, President Barack Obama reiterated to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto that illegal immigrant migrants are not eligible for amnesty in the United States.
According to the White House, Obama and Peña Nieto also discussed the “announcement of a comprehensive strategy to improve controls and safeguards along” Mexico’s border with Guatemala.
The report did not mention if Obama and Peña Nieto discussed the condition and status of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, the American Marine who is languishing in a Mexican jail after he accidentally crossed over into Mexico with U.S.-registered guns in March.
Obama will meet on Friday with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador at the White House to discuss the border crisis.
As Breitbart News reported, the Obama administration initially praised Mexico’s pact with Guatemala, which could actually make it easier for migrants from Central American countries to board the so-called “Death Trains” to America. The pact allows for illegal immigrants from Guatemala to remain in southern Mexican states for up to 72 hours with “Regional Visitor Permits,” which gives them ample time to trek to America.
Nearly 75% of the 57,000 illegal immigrant children who have been apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border since October of last year have been from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Many of the migrants have journeyed to America believing that they will receive amnesty upon entering the United States.