On Tuesday, the Mexican government shared its worries over the state of Texas' plan to send hundreds of additional National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he will send up to 1,000 troops to the border in order to slow the smuggling of immigrants and drug cartels, Wall Street Journal reported.

"I won't stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor," Perry said.

Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretariat expressed "concern" over the news, EFE reports.

"Attention to the immigration phenomenon must be paid from a long-term regional perspective and based on the principles of good neighborliness and shared responsibility," the Foreign Relations Secretariat said in a statement. "The strategy for responding in an effective and humane manner to this phenomenon includes the necessary shared responsibility among the countries of origin, transit and destination of migration flows."

According to the secretariat, the country is trying to ensure that human rights are protected by implementing "specific actions directed at the most vulnerable, including unaccompanied children and teenagers," as well as discussion and working with others.

"[Mexico is working] with the countries of Central America to improve conditions in the medium and long term that contribute to the development of that region and strengthen its prosperity," the secretariat statement continued.

Since October 2013, over 57,000 unaccompanied minors, mostly form Central America, have been caught at the U.S.-Mexico border by border patrol agents.

Earlier this month, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced the implementation of more border inspection stations, and Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said the country would stop immigrants from riding La Bestia (The Beast), a train known to carry immigrants on its roof further north from Chiapas, Mexico. The Mexican government recently appointed Humberto Mayans, a senator from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, as the head of an agency separate from the Interior Ministry focused on the illegal immigration issue.

Mexico has announced minimal specific plans to handle the border crisis, however, despite the country's promise to help the U.S. by securing its Guatemalan border.


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