Trump waved the ostensible agreement in front of reporters amid questions about whether his administration really did reach a substantial agreement last week to stem the flow of hundreds of thousands of migrants who pass through Mexico to enter the US. "That's a lot more - we never even heard of a number like that", Trump said at the White House alongside Poland President Andrzej Duda.
Simply, it means people from other countries in Central America and beyond who are seeking asylum in the U.S. would stay in Mexico while they wait for their case to be heard. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department.More news: Lucas Torreira finding life "very difficult" in England
Trump had threatened to impose a 5% tariff on Mexican products arriving in the US starting this week, but backed off when Mexico pledged to ramp up efforts to block migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala heading north to the U.S. And it knew that its country was vulnerable - because while tariffs would certainly have hurt the USA economy, they would devastate Mexico's, which contracted in the first quarter of 2019. If after that point migration to the U.S. -Mexico border has not slowed, then further negotiations would be held with Mexico looking to incorporate a wider regional approach, Ebrard said. "I salvage reasonably a few appreciate for the oldsters we dealt with, so I don't are seeking to attain that, and they salvage got to return to congress to obtain that accredited".
On Friday, Ebrard will meet the governors of the southeastern Mexican states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz and Campeche with a view to establishing measures to tackle illegal immigration.
At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Trump said the deal with Mexico came about because of his tariff threat.More news: Shark Tank Judge Barbara Corcoran’s Brother Dies In The Dominican Republic
If that plan doesn't work in the next 45 days, Mexican lawmakers could consider legislation requiring migrants to seek asylum in Mexico first.
"They wanted something else totally different to be signed". But the long-term costs of such an approach could be very high, since it creates a climate of global instability and endangers USA relations with close allies, like Mexico, while threatening to escalate tensions with competitors like China. "But, right now, Mexico is helping us much more on immigration than the Democrats in the U.S".
"But regardless, I mean, you knew enough of what it said".More news: Russian President Putin says US-Russia relations are getting "worse and worse"
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have said it's a crisis that's straining resources, while Trump and other Republicans have demanded Congress change the law to allow people to be held longer, and for asylum claims to be filed overseas.