Ebrard's announcement comes on the heels of a poll published last week that shows that attitudes are changing to a country that has welcomed many migrants only a year ago when ordinary citizens offered food and donations to people traveled from Central and South Am rica to US-Mexican border.
The study, conducted by Washington Post and the Mexican newspaper Reforma, showed a significant number of people. the majority of Mexicans believe that increased migration across the country from Central America is a burden on their economy and services. More than half support the deportation of more migrants, according to the poll.
Constant pressure and price threats by the Trump administration have prompted Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, better known as AMLO, to abolish migratory routes. The effect can be felt especially on the border between Mexico and Guatemala , where 6,000 soldiers from the Mexican National Guard are sent to curb illegal immigration
Thousands of migrants spend months of uncertainty in border towns near the United States while waiting for asylum applications Bežište be processed. While many Mexicans continue to work to help and reassure travelers, the survey shows that 60% of respondents believe that these migrants are a burden on the country's already stretched services.
Fifty-five percent of Mexican respondents also said they believed that these migrants should be deported back to their home countries, according to the post-reform study. opinion in Mexico is complicated when it comes to desperate people who cross their country in search of a better life. Asked by a poll in October 2018 from the El Universale newspaper, how they felt that illegal immigrants from Central America received asylum in Mexico, 47.8% of the respondents agreed and 37.8% opposed .
The attitude in the new study is a strong reflection of the pressure Mexico is feeling now, much of it being due to the Trump administration's determination to reduce migration to its own southern border