The Heat: Central American Migrant Crisis

United States President Donald Trump has new ammunition as he argues for a border wall to stop illegal immigration into the U.S.

Over the last few days, hundreds have left Honduras and El Salvador and are making their way north towards the U.S. as part of a new migrant caravan. Their journey will take them through Mexico, a country that also sees thousands of its own people cross into the U.S. illegally year after year. So, how is Mexico dealing with the issue that the U.S. president calls a migration crisis?

To discuss:

  • Arturo Sarukhan is a former Mexico Ambassador to the U.S. and is an international strategic adviser.

  • Rafael Bernal covers Hispanic politics and relations between the United States and Latin America for The Hill newspaper.

  • Michael Johns is a former White House speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush and co-founder of the U.S. National Tea Party Movement.

  • Al Baverstock, CGTN correspondent based in Mexico