ALABAMA (WDHN) — The office of Senator Tommy Tuberville has announced that the Mexican military has left the Vulcan Materials Company’s port facility in Mexico
According to Sen. Tuberville’s Office, earlier on Monday, Tuberville and most of Alabama’s congressional delegation met with Mexican Ambassador to the United States Esteban Moctezuma Barragán at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., and says law enforcement is no longer present at the facility.
Senator Tuberville will continue to advocate for the Vulcan facility in Mexico to reopen as the company continues to go through the arbitration process.Office of Sen. Tommy Tuberville
Earlier this month, the Mexican military reportedly seized the Birmingham-based company operating on Mexican soil. In the following days, many Alabama lawmakers condemned the actions of the Mexican government.
Enterprise native Sen. Katie Britt reacted to the news that law enforcement had left the facility, saying:
I am happy to hear that Mexican governmental forces have now heeded our request to withdraw from Vulcan’s port facility, following a nearly two-week unlawful takeover. There was never a legitimate reason for Mexican military and law enforcement personnel to forcibly occupy this Alabama company’s private property. I personally reiterated my objections to this unacceptable behavior to Ambassador Moctezuma today at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., and asked him to convey to President López Obrador that aggression towards American interests will not be tolerated.Sen. Katie Britt