from the Blaze:
Mexican ambassador makes a stunning accusation about migrant caravan from Honduras
The Mexican ambassador to the United States said that they had reason to believe that the migrant caravan from Honduras heading towards the U.S. border was not the result of a grassroots effort, but was “politically motivated.”
“They’re frequently tricked…”
Ambassador Geronimo Gutierrez made the comments to Bret Baier on Fox News in an interview that aired Thursday.
“Mexico also issued a very clear statement saying if somebody is seeking asylum, Mexico is there along now with the U.N. to look at those claims, we want to make sure those claims are legitimate.”
“In other words before they make the trek across Mexico?” Baier asked.
“It’s not in the interest of anybody to have those people make that trip,” Gutierrez continued. “They’re frequently tricked by human smuggling organizations.”
“We have evidence that this caravan is also very much politically motivated,” he claimed.
“We’re obviously sensitive to the humanitarian situation that we encounter, and we’re acting precisely,” Gutierrez added.
“But we have also made very clear that there’s no legal ground on which Mexico can issue a permit by which people can just go through Mexico towards the United States,” he concluded.