While negotiations are ongoing between the USA and Mexico around possible tariffs on Mexican goods, hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers are being detained on Mexico´s southern border.
On 5 June, Mexican migration and National Guard agents detained approximately 400 people on the highway near Metapa in Chiapas state. They took the detainees to an overcrowded detention centre. Many were deported the following day without proper explanation about their right to seek asylum or ability to explore other migratory options in Mexico. On 6 June, the government announced the deployment of 6,000 National Guard members to Mexico´s southern border.