Trump says US and Mexico have signed immigration agreement

Andrew Cummings
June 10, 2019

In a series of morning tweets, Trump said that Mexico "was not being cooperative on the Border" before the deal reached on Saturday NZT. He said he was satisfied with the deal. Contrary to those arguments, there were no real new measures that Mexico has agreed to in this deal, instead, the best that can be said is that they agreed to get it done faster, how much faster is a question we don't have an answer to.

A joint declaration released by the State Department said the U.S.

Under the agreement, Mexico will "offer jobs, healthcare and education" to those individuals.

Earlier, President Trump announced that the promised 5 percent duties on Mexican imports were about to be suspended after the country's new administration had vowed to take decisive action on the border control. The programme, commonly known as Remain in Mexico, has been operating since January in the border cities of Tijuana, Mexicali and Ciudad Juarez. To date, migrants have been returned at only three of the busiest ports of entry.

Would-be migrants entering Mexico from the south say they are now in limbo.

While a federal judge ruled to halt the policy, a USA appeals court overturned the decision, allowing the policy to continue as the legal challenge is ongoing. "And one urgent one at this moment is immigration", said Martha Barcena.

The joint communique was a result of talks between Mexico and Washington where Trump threatened to impose the tariff on Mexican exports to the US with the aim of demanding Mexico to control the illegal immigration and improve border security.

His comments came two days after the U.S. and Mexico, following urgent talks in Washington, reached a deal to avert the five-percent tariffs Trump had threatened on all imports from Mexico, a move economists said would have had devastating impact in both countries.

The $2.8 billion will go to the Department of Health and Human Services "for sole goal of taking care of these kids who are here by themselves and we need to deal with that". "And that was extremely important to the president", Mnuchin told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of a G20 finance meeting in Fukuoka, Japan.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke mocked President Trump's claims of victory in the recent deal reached with Mexico to avert his threatened tariffs - calling the president's claims "overblown" and arguing that he has hurt the economic ties between Washington and its closest neighbor.

The president also did not dismiss the idea of possibly imposing tariffs in the future, but said he doesn't think it will be needed. Many members of Trump's Republican Party and business allies had urged him to reconsider - or at least postpone actually implementing the tariffs as talks continue - citing the potential harm to American consumers and manufactures. In a G20 group meeting later in the day, the two were seen exchanging friendly remarks, but there were no fresh signs Beijing is ready to compromise in the dispute over trade and technology.

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