Mexico says migration reduction measures to be reviewed after 45 days

Lester Mason
June 14, 2019

Zoomed-in photographs taken by news agencies captured several sections of text, which reveal some terms of the deal. 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.

Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard looks on during a news conference at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico June 10, 2019.

The deal described a plan to designate Mexico a "safe third country", which would mean migrants' asylum applications would instead be processed there rather than in the US.

On Monday, Mexico's foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard told a press conference the United States had given Mexico 45 days to slow the flow of South and Central American migrants passing through Mexico bound for the US.

If, after 45 days, the U.S. government "determines at its discretion" that the results aren't enough, the document says, "the Government of Mexico will take all necessary steps under domestic law to bring the agreement into force".

On CNN Tuesday night, Chris Cuomo was losing patience for Trump's theatrics.


Trump on Wednesday chided the US for having "the worst immigration laws, the dumbest laws anywhere in the world", while adding that Mexico's immigration laws were "as strong as they can be". Until now, Mexico had been accepting a maximum of 300 people a day from the United States. "They were all issues we had already agree to realize", said Gilberto Herrera Solórzano, a representative of the federal authorities in Tijuana. "There is now going to be great cooperation between Mexico & the U.S., something that didn't exist for decades".

That document says the countries discussed a "possible deal" to process asylum seekers in whichever country they arrive in first.

As he spoke to journalists on Wednesday, Mr Trump brandished a piece of paper which contained details of an agreement with Mexico created to limit tariffs if the country can better control migration into the US.

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The specific assurances made by Mexico include a joint declaration saying that Mexico agreed to the "deployment of its National Guard throughout Mexico, giving priority to its southern border".

Mexico has previously withstood calls from Washington to be a safe haven for Central American asylum seekers crossing the country heading to the US. And it showed how adept he has was, after six months pretty than commercial, at playing each and every side of a reveal: At the same time that he promised the USA he would crack down on migrants, he furthermore promised elevated funds to make stronger Central Individuals who came across themselves stuck in Mexico and a renewed focal level on solving the migrant crisis at its roots. President Trump spoke Tuesday about a part of that deal, which still needs to be approved by Mexico's legislature.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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