No walls: border between Mexico and Guatemala. No walls: border between Mexico and Guatemala. fernando reyes

‘There are no walls between brothers’

Guatemalans can visit, they can stay, they can even work, says Interior Secretary

There will be no walls dividing brothers on the border between Mexico and Guatemala.


Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong said yesterday that Mexico would continue to maintain an open-border policy toward Central American migrants, particularly those from Guatemala.

“We’ll be moving forward with our brothers from Guatemala, working to let those who want to be here to come in and out of our country,” he said during an event in Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas.

He remarked that many Mexicans, particularly those from Chiapas, have relatives in Guatemala and vice versa.

“We do not raise walls, we open our border and let them visit, let them stay, even let them work,” he said of citizens of Guatemala.

His remarks came just as United States Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly began a three-day visit to Mexico.

Osorio asserted that the federal government will continue with its open-border policies, which he said have created peaceful and secure conditions on the southern border.

Source: El Economista (sp), Hoy Los Ángeles (sp)

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  • alance

    Merkel and Papa Francisco both believe in open borders that are destroying Europe.

    It is good to know Mexico is such a rich country and can afford to feed their neighbors.

    • monroe doctrine


  • Güerito

    Has to be some of the most dishonest statements ever to come from an official known notoriously for his BS.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah, just what Mexico needs, more po’ folks.

  • cooncats

    What he didn’t say is that they’ll continue to “encourage” as many as possible to jump the U.S. border illegally.

  • Jackson

    What a lie.

    They are trying to save face for saving the US needs to let every poor desperate Mexican in.