June 6, 2019 / 6:34 PM / 3 months ago

Mexico will reinforce its southern border to stem illegal immigration - minister

Mexico's Interior Minister Olga Sanchez Cordero smiles during a news conference in Mexico City, Mexico December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will reinforce its southern border after an “incursion” of hundreds of Central American migrants into Mexican territory on Wednesday, Interior Minister Olga Sanchez said on Thursday.

Sanchez, who oversees the National Migration Institute, said that Mexico seeks migration that is “orderly, secure and regular,” a mantra of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s administration.

Reporting by Ana Isabel Martinez and Diego Ore

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