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Mexico freezes bank accounts in widening migration clampdown
Reuters, Jun 6, 2019

The Mexican Finance Ministry said on Thursday it blocked the bank accounts of 26 people for their alleged involvement in human trafficking, as Mexico broadens its migration clampdown under intense pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump.

The ministry’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) said in a statement it froze the accounts due to “probable links with human trafficking and illegal aid to migrant caravans.”

The FIU added that it would present the cases to the Attorney General’s office.

The United States is looking for Mexico to target people-smuggling organizations as part of a package of actions on immigration to stave off punitive tariffs threatened by Trump.

The move comes a day after the government sent soldiers and armed police to block a large group of migrants crossing into Mexico from Guatemala, detaining at least 350, and arrested two prominent migrant rights activists in Mexico City.


More:  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-immigration-finmin/mexico-freezes-bank-accounts-in-widening-migration-clampdown-idUSKCN1T72LC
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Re: Mexico freezes bank accounts in widening migration clampdown
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 11:54:04 AM »
This is good news.
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Re: Mexico freezes bank accounts in widening migration clampdown
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 12:00:50 PM »
26 people isn't a lot, but who knows how big those names are in the immigrant smuggling business. It's nice to see Mexico forced to acknowledge their role in all of this.
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Re: Mexico freezes bank accounts in widening migration clampdown
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 12:04:09 PM »
26 people isn't a lot, but who knows how big those names are in the immigrant smuggling business. It's nice to see Mexico forced to acknowledge their role in all of this.

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Re: Mexico freezes bank accounts in widening migration clampdown
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2019, 12:10:26 PM »
26 people isn't a lot, but who knows how big those names are in the immigrant smuggling business. It's nice to see Mexico forced to acknowledge their role in all of this.

There are so many moving parts to this problem it's great to see progress being made.
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Re: Mexico freezes bank accounts in widening migration clampdown
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2019, 12:43:10 PM »
This is a good thing and we should do the same here.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2019, 01:33:42 PM »
This is a good thing and we should do the same here.

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Re: Mexico freezes bank accounts in widening migration clampdown
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2019, 01:38:05 PM »
26 people isn't a lot, but who knows how big those names are in the immigrant smuggling business. It's nice to see Mexico forced to acknowledge their role in all of this.

Some sources say these are activists.

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Re: Mexico freezes bank accounts in widening migration clampdown
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2019, 01:40:24 PM »
This is a good thing and we should do the same here.

Yes we should. And I'd love to see a 25% tax on remittances to Mexico and other Central American countries. The democommies LOVE taxes- think they'll go for it?
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Re: Mexico freezes bank accounts in widening migration clampdown
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2019, 05:50:25 PM »
Yes we should. And I'd love to see a 25% tax on remittances to Mexico and other Central American countries. The democommies LOVE taxes- think they'll go for it?

If they can find a way to make money off of it, absolutely.
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Re: Mexico freezes bank accounts in widening migration clampdown
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2019, 05:58:16 PM »
Yes we should. And I'd love to see a 25% tax on remittances to Mexico and other Central American countries. The democommies LOVE taxes- think they'll go for it?

Nah .. democommies only like taxing citizens.   :smokin:

But this is a great idea ... too bad it takes an act of Congress to implement. 

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Re: Mexico freezes bank accounts in widening migration clampdown
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2019, 06:06:41 PM »
Nah .. democommies only like taxing citizens.   :smokin:

But this is a great idea ... too bad it takes an act of Congress to implement.

Yes, BUT the President CAN suggest a bill or request for Congress to come up with a bill to be enacted into law; yes, he himself cannot actually introduce it.

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Re: Mexico freezes bank accounts in widening migration clampdown
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2019, 08:17:36 PM »
girl from austin wrote:
"I'd love to see a 25% tax on remittances to Mexico and other Central American countries."

I want to see a remittance tax as well, but 25% is too high to be acceptable (i.e., "get it through Congress").

10-12% ought to do it. That will provide PLENTY of money.
And it ought to be on ALL foreign remittances, no matter to which country the funds are being sent.


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