Mexico’s president has warned travelers from the United States they will face severe restrictions on their travel in the country as part of the U-turn over its controversial immigration policy.
President Enrique Peña Nieto said on Tuesday the changes are part of an effort to ensure “security, security, security” in the United State.
Peña Nieto also said Mexico would continue to work with other nations to ease the U,S.-Mexico border, as well as in the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean.
Mexico’s foreign minister said Tuesday that Mexico would be open to working with the U.-led coalition to tackle drug trafficking and other problems in the Pacific Rim nation.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) holds up a portrait of Mexican President Peña Tinto at the presidential palace in Mexico City, Mexico, June 19, 2017.
In an interview with CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday, Pena said Mexico had taken a series of steps to ensure security, including an increase in border security and the establishment of an office of emergency managers.
The move came after Peña Pena, in a speech to the nation, said the changes would help Mexico “build a safer, more prosperous, more secure and more secure Mexico.”
He also said the reforms would help restore public order and strengthen the country’s judicial system.
“There is no reason to fear for the security of Mexicans,” he said.
But Pena also said he expected Mexico to be subjected to new and stricter border controls and increased scrutiny from the government and the courts.
And he vowed to protect Mexicans who are victims of crime from deportation to their home countries if they do not return to Mexico.
The Trump administration has announced a series to roll back Obama-era immigration policies.
Last month, Trump signed an executive order that revoked a 2015 executive order by former President Barack Obama that temporarily barred the entry of some 10 million undocumented immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.
The new rules will also allow the government to detain immigrants in U.N.-designated safe zones for up to 90 days.
The Obama administration also imposed restrictions on people coming to the U .
S. without a visa from seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya and Somalia.