Published: Tue, June 11, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump teases additional deal that Mexican Foreign Secretary suggests doesn't exist

Trump teases additional deal that Mexican Foreign Secretary suggests doesn't exist

Trump said on Friday Mexico's government had reached a deal with the United States to avert a tariff war by pledging to take "strong measures" to contain the migration of mostly Central Americans crossing the southern US border.

President Trump and White House officials are slamming Democrats as they continue their refusal to solve the ongoing crisis on the southern border.

Ebrard said he thought Trump might be making a calculation based on Mexican agricultural imports when freed from the threat of tariffs.

"We have been trying to get some of these Border Actions for a long time, as have other administrations, but were not able to get them, or get them in full, until our signed agreement with Mexico", he wrote. Mexican officials have described their commitment as an accelerated deployment.

President Trump is a man who claims many things. The Mexican foreign ministry's press office declined to comment.

"China's going to make a deal because they're going to have to make a deal".

However, as U.S. -Chinese tensions mount, a spokesman for Xi's government said last month that he had "no information at present" on Trump-Xi talks.

"I don't know exactly what he's talking about", said Juan Carlos Hidalgo, a Latin America analyst at the Cato Institute.

"They wanted us to sign something totally different", Ebrard said. The president said that he doesn't expect the latter to be "a problem" but would reinstate tariffs if necessary. As a part of the agreement, Mexico not only allows those returned from the United States to stay in Mexico but also must offer them work permits, health care and education, the CBS report says.

Another portion of the deal would have to be ratified by Mexican lawmakers.

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"I would be surprised if he didn't go", Trump said.

The Mexico Daily News reported over the weekend that the Mexican government will build barracks just north of the Guatemala border in Suchiate, Chiapas, that will be used to house National Guard troops. "What did we win?"

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.

Perhaps they'll simply say that the deal will create incentives for asylum seekers to not actually go the U.S. -Mexico border. Mexico, however, had already meant to do that before Trump's latest threat and had made that clear to USA officials.

The centerpiece of Mr. Trump's deal was an expansion of a program to allow asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico while their legal cases proceed.

In May, more than 132,000 people were apprehended at the southern border, according to US Customs and Border Protection, the highest monthly number in the past 13 years.

Later on Monday, however, Ebrard also said that Mexico would begin talks about a possible "safe third country" agreement if migration at Mexico's southern border did not decrease within the 45 days. "Sick Journalism", he tweeted. As for Trump's tweets hyping a secret measure? But calling Trump a liar would open up a whole new can of worms.

U.S. President Donald Trump defended his administration's deal with Mexico against criticism that there were no major new commitments to stem a flow of Central American migrants crossing into the United States.

The U.S. Trade Representative office has launched the process to impose the huge new duties, with a hearing scheduled for June 17 - but Trump has said he has yet to decide whether he will ultimately impose the levies.

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