President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States had signed another portion of an immigration and security deal with Mexico that would need to be ratified by Mexican lawmakers. When defending his use of tough tariffs on China during an interview with CNBC, the USA leader said: "You know, France charges us a lot for the wine and yet we charge them very little for French wine".
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The EU has approved two areas for negotiation - one to cut tariffs on industrial goods, the other to make it easier for companies to show products meet EU or USA standards. "They are truly The Enemy of the People!" In exchange for suspending the tariffs, Mexico agreed to help the USA with illegal immigration.
Mr Ebrard said the U.S. side also wanted to designate Mexico as a "safe third country", which would have required Mexico to take in asylum seekers heading for the United States and process their claims on its own soil. "But most people know that answer, Joe. You're going to reach a point where Mexicans say, 'Enough is enough.' The question is, when?"
"I would be surprised if he didn't go, I think he is going".
Speculation quickly turned to the idea that he was alluding to an agreement that would allow asylum seekers to stay in a third country while awaiting their decisions - a "Safe Third" deal.
"Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border".
Tariffs he had threatened to impose today were "indefinitely suspended" after Mexico said that it would send 6,000 national guard troops to its southern border to prevent migrants from Central America fleeing north.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will attend a State Department press briefing Monday afternoon days after the US and Mexico reached an agreement to stem the flow of migration from Central America and avert President Trump's threats to impose tariffs of Mexican goods.
'Even now, the foreign minister of Mexico is saying that's not really the way the president describes is not really the way what we have agreed to, ' she said.
He said the tax on those goods would increase each month the problem persisted until October, when it would cap at 25 per cent.
That includes a commitment by Mexico to deploy its new National Guard to the country's southern border with Guatemala - something the country already meant to do before Trump's latest threat.
After Trump and Lopez Obrador put out the joint statement, The New York Times published its article claiming the deal was reached months ago.
The claim was contradicted on Monday by Mexico's foreign minister, who said that Mexico was already planning to send 6,000 National Guard troops to the Mexico-Guatemala border but that, as a result of the deal with the USA announced Friday, that deployment is now happening faster.
Critics have said there have been no new major commitments to slow the migration of Central Americans to the United States.