President Trump on Wednesday warned Mexico after their soldiers reportedly drew guns on USA troops at the border last week, while also calling on America's southern neighbor to do more to halt another north-bound migrant caravan.
His comment comes after the Associated Press reported US soldiers were stopped and questioned by Mexican troops this month, while conducting a surveillance operation on the USA side of the border. Better not happen again!' he warned.
An armed group that has been patrolling the U.S. -Mexico border left its post in the New Mexico desert Tuesday amid pressure from law enforcement following videos that showed militia members stopping migrants who had illegally crossed into the country. "Mexico is not doing almost enough in apprehending & returning!"
The U.S. Defense Department said earlier this month that six Mexican military personnel questioned two U.S. Army soldiers near Clint, Texas, about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of El Paso. The Mexican soldiers who approached the US forces reportedly drew their weapons and ordered the American troops out of the vehicle.
"While the soldiers were parked south of the border fence near Clint, Texas, they were north of the Rio Grande riverbed, which placed them 'appropriately in USA territory, ' according to Maj".
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised at a Wednesday news conference to investigate the border incident.
The Mexican soldiers had reportedly believed that they were on the Mexican side of the border when they were in fact on the American side. "It has been reduced in size by Mexico but is still coming", the president wrote on Twitter.
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"We are not going to fall for any provocation", he told reporters in Mexico City.
Red State reports this has been going on for a long time: In 2007, the Border Patrol reported 42 instances of the Mexican Army crossing into the United States.
President Trump encouraged Democrats in Congress to take action on border security.
The US troops were deployed to the border a year ago by Trump to help reduce illegal crossings.
Earlier this month, Trump threatened to shut down the southern border if the Mexican government did not do more to stop drug trafficking.
The president began by tweeting, "A very big Caravan of over 20,000 people started up through Mexico".
The migrants say they are fleeing poverty and gang violence, but Trump has characterized many as criminals and has ramped up pressure on Mexico to help ease the strain on USA immigration authorities. Officials said they deported many who didn't have them. "I don't think-it definitely wasn't trying to overtake the U.S". That number is higher than the 404,142 apprehensions that took place during the entire 2018 fiscal year.