Ebrard's announcement follows a poll that follows Last week, it was published, indicating that attitudes are changing in a country that welcomes them. Many migrants came a year ago, as ordinary citizens, to people who came from Central and South America to the border between the US and Mexico Offering food and donations The majority of Mexicans believe that increasing migration from Central America through the country is putting a strain on their economies and services. Slightly more than half also support the deportation of more migrants, according to the survey.
Continuing pressure and threats from the Trump administration have prompted the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, better known as AMLO, to break its migration routes. The effect is particularly noticeable on the Mexican-Guatemalan border, where 6,000 Mexican National Guard troops have been sent to curb illegal immigration and to process asylum applications. While many Mexicans are still working to help and comfort travelers, 60% of respondents said that these migrants are already overburdening the country's already-used services.
Fifty-five percent of the Mexicans surveyed said that after the reform, these migrants were deported to their home countries should be.
Attitudes reflected in the new survey reflect the pressure Mexico is now experiencing, largely due to the determination of the Trump government to drastically reduce migration at its own southern border.