Mexico reinforced its southern border with Guatemala on Friday with hundreds of immigration agents, the National Guard and the Armed Forces before the caravan of migrants that left Honduras for the United States days ago.
The National Migration Institute (Inami) confirmed through social networks that the agents They have been deployed mainly at the border points of Ciudad Hidalgo and Tenosique, in the states of Chiapas and Tabasco.
Inami commissioner Roberto Garduño recommended that those who are going to enter Mexican territory respect the immigration law, during a tour on the banks of the Usumacinta River, which marks the border between Mexico and Guatemala.
The Inami reported that Anyone who uses its facilities and entry areas must comply with health protocols since the federal criminal codes and the states of Chiapas and Tabasco provide penalties of 5 to 10 years in prison for anyone who puts the health of another in danger of contagion.
This warning has been made after knowing that a caravan with hundreds of migrants left Honduras for the United States after two weeks of having reopened the borders in Guatemala.
In June 2019, Mexico reached an agreement with the United States and deployed the National Guard, the military-trained police force created by the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, on the southern border.