Mexico is asking the U.S. for help in detaining a Mexican national who has illegally entered the country, the U “public information” center said Thursday.
The Mexican National Radio reported that Julio Rodríguez Martinez, 24, of the state of Tamaulipas, is being held at the U-S border in the city of McAllen.
Rodría was arrested Thursday morning and has been taken to a federal detention facility in McAllen for processing, the center said.
Mexico’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
He was reportedly detained on Saturday by Border Patrol agents.
Rodriquez Martinez is an illegal immigrant and has entered the United States on several occasions, the Mexican Public Information Center said.
It said the U has sent its condolences to the families of RodrÍguez and other Mexican nationals.
A spokesperson for the U.-S.
Embassy in Mexico said the embassy was aware of the incident and was working with the Mexican government to address the situation.
In the past, Mexico has accused the United Kingdom of using its control of the U, including its passport controls, to allow its citizens into the country.
Mexico also said in April that the U had failed to meet its obligation to take action to stop the spread of the Zika virus, which the U blamed on a lack of medical treatment for the mosquito-borne disease.
The U.K. has been accused by Mexico of trying to block access to its citizens to help contain the outbreak, as well as to avoid paying the $1.2 billion needed to stop it.
The Trump administration has said that it has asked for more than $1 billion in aid from the U., but has also offered to pay Mexico $3 billion.
Mexico has been trying to curb the spread, and the government has said it will use a new $25 million in a $2.5 billion package to do so.
The new funding, the new administration said, will be used to pay for a new mosquito control program in the U– a program the Trump administration says will help control the spread and save lives.