He said that the 98 migrants -- who have already been deported -- were mostly from Honduras.
Garcia Benavente recalled that the INM "has mechanisms of deportation and assisted-return that expel from (Mexican) national territory those foreigners who have violated" immigration laws.
He also clarified that the actions of the US Border Patrol, which fired tear gas at migrants who were trying to cross the border, occurred "on the US side" of the boundary.
In addition, Mexico's independent National Human Rights Commission demanded Monday that Central American migrants with the caravan "conduct themselves with respect regarding Mexican laws and refrain from causing harm or engaging in misconduct in the different communities through which they pass or where they find themselves".
US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Mexico to send migrants trying to illegally cross the US border back to their countries of origin "by any means necessary", claiming that many are "stone cold criminals".
He also threatened to "close the border permanently".
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