Although his administration has at times cited a "Trump effect" for what it said was a dip in border crossings, the number of migrants trying to illegally cross into the US at the Mexico border spiked dramatically in March, according to figures released by US Customs and Border Protection.
Mr. Pena Nieto said Mexico stands ready to engage with the U.S.
That was just one of the things U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen reportedly told Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso on Wednesday.
And before Trump credited Mexico's "strong immigration laws" for dispersing much of the migrant group on Thursday, earlier this week he warned that he would "stop their cash cow, NAFTA", if the country doesn't reduce the flow of immigrants coming across the southern U.S. border.
It also reiterates the "fundamental importance of respecting the dignity and human rights of the Mexicans in the United States".
Trump has stepped up his anti-immigration rhetoric recently.
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The front-runner in the Mexican presidency, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, weighed in on the issue in a tweet.
Meanwhile, the caravan of Central American immigrants aiming to reach the United States seeking asylum and refugee status made a decision to stop halfway their journey due to pressure from both the USA and Mexican authorities, announcing a change in their strategy. Zelaya said he, his wife, and their three children are awaiting temporary transit visas that would allow them to continue to the US border, where they hope to request asylum and join relatives in NY.
The caravan of migrants originally numbered around 1,500. The statement said that the caravan has taken place each year since Y 2010, and that 400 people in the group have already been deported.
The caravan, called "the Migrant's Way of the Cross", temporarily stopped in the southern state of Oaxaca, where some of its members asked the government for transit visas.
Most of the migrants joined the caravan in hope of reaching the USA and escaping from violence plaguing their own countries.