MEXICO REJECTS INSPECTIONS IMPOSED ON THE TEXAS BORDER

2022-04-18

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico expressed this Tuesday its rejection of the security inspections imposed on cargo transport by the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, which has caused delays in the delivery of merchandise in the United States and protests by Mexican carriers.

On April 6, Abbott announced that all commercial flows from Mexico would be subject to inspection by state officials after passing through a federal inspection at the ports of entry, for immigration containment purposes. That was the first step in a series of actions to secure the southern border of the United States, following the decision of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to end to immigration removals under Title 42.

Following this event, Abbott ordered the authorities to detain and inspect all trucks and buses that cross from Mexico to the United States, arguing that immigration control and border security measures where important to prevent the illegal movement of migrants and drugs.

The Foreign Ministry recalled that these inspections will be implemented at four border crossings with the state of Texas: Zaragoza-Ysleta, Córdova-De las Américas, Colombia-Laredo and Reynosa-Pharr.

In addition, the Mexican Foreign Ministry said that the Government of Mexico has entered into communication with the United States and with the office of the governor of Texas "to identify alternatives that guarantee security" on the shared border" without harming binational trade."

Via: Forbes & Swissinfo
MEXICO REJECTS INSPECTIONS IMPOSED ON THE TEXAS BORDER