The Mexican Interior Ministry made a stunning announcement Sunday when it released a statement that the country will be deporting migrants identified as having tried to cross the border into the United States illegally earlier in the day.
The BBC broke the news first, noting the ministry described the group of migrants as trying to cross "violently" and "illegally."
The Interior Ministry's statement begins by saying "the INM will immediately deport fully identified Central Americans who tried to enter the United States illegally."
It also says that "in coordination with local authorities of the State of Baja California," the Ministry was able to "contain" the group of about 500 migrants "who, in a violent way, tried to cross the border of Mexico with the United States, in the border crossing of El Chaparral, Tijuana."
The Ministry said that rather than help their objectives, the migrants risked creating a "serious incident" at the border.
The statement also made clear that Mexico will not be deploying their military to the border, but will "reinforce" the border at the areas where breaches were attempted.
They further pledged to maintain "full coordination" with the United States.