The Trump administration has forged a historic agreement with Mexico to stem the tide of illegal immigration thru Mexico and into the United States.
“I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico,” the president tweeted Friday evening. “The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States.”
“Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department,” he added.
Unable to get Congressional Democrats to authorize any border protection, asylum, or immigration reform measures, the president informed Mexico that if it won’t prevent Central America migrants from crossing its country into the USA, the U.S. would have to place tariffs on goods crossing into America.
Mexico flew top bureaucrats to Washington, D.C. for a series of talks aimed at controlling illegal immigration and forestalling the tariffs. Those talks produced an agreement that will achieve what Congressional Democrats have refused to address – securing the border.
While details have not yet been released, it is widely expected that Mexico will implement stronger border security on their southern border and implement a true third country asylum policy that would have Central Americans seeking asylum do so in Mexico as it is the first safe country outside of their own.
Trump also said that the agreement only suspended the tariffs likely meaning that should Mexico not slow the flow of illegal immigrants towards the U.S. border, the tariffs will return.