Trump halts trade war threats as Mexico agrees 'strong measures' on migrants

Trump halts trade war threats as Mexico agrees 'strong measures' on migrants

President Donald Trump on Friday announced that his threat to slap tariffs on Mexico resulted in a trade and immigration deal both countries could live with. The goal would be to require Central American migrants to face asylum proceedings in Mexico or the first country they cross through, rather than in the US. As part of the agreement, Washington will also deport asylum seekers back to Mexico where they will wait for adjudication.

"Mexico will try very hard, and if they do that, this will be a very successful agreement for both the United States and Mexico!" the President wrote in a tweet.

(Gateway Pundit) After President Trump played hardball with Mexico, forcing the US neighbor to crack down on the flow of foreigners to the USA border, Democrats bashed the president.

"Mexico wants to really share the enforcement burden with the United States", said Christopher Wilson of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center think tank.

Earlier Friday in Mexico City, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reiterated his own optimistic position. He said this week the two would go over what was discussed with the Mexican delegation, then Trump would make a final decision on giving the tariff order.

"I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico".

Leaving the State Department Friday night, Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said he thought the deal struck "a fair balance" because the U.S. "had more drastic proposals and measures at the start".

"I think that this is unsafe territory".

"We have reached some middle point", he said.

After the last night announcement of the Mexico deal, Sen.

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Earlier this week Ebrard said that was a request Mexico could not accept.

On June 6, Mexico offered to send up to 6,000 members of its national guard to secure its southern border with Guatemala, in a bid to curb the rising influx of illegal immigrants.

The Trump Administration must also do much more to cooperate in a meaningful way with Mexico in cracking down on smuggling networks.

Mexico did, however, resist signing a "safe third country" agreement that would have allowed the US, of right, to return any non-Mexican asylum-seekers who crossed Mexico en route to the U.S.

Some 132 thousand would-be migrants were stopped on the US Mexico border in May - the highest monthly total for thirteen years.

Trump, who has declared a crisis at the border and earlier deployed troops, says that asylum seekers can too easily slip into the population while on USA soil.

"Soldiers and police forced hundreds of migrants in the group - which was mostly from Honduras - to a halt in the southern town of Metapa de Dominguez, about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from the Mexican-Guatemalan border", adds the report.

While a federal judge ruled to halt the policy, a US appeals court overturned the decision, allowing the policy to continue as the legal challenge is ongoing.

The president has said the border wall would prevent criminals and terrorists from pouring into the United States. It's not a way to deal with immigration.

"Now that that problem is solved, I'm sure we won't be hearing any more about it in the future", Schumer tweeted.

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