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Mexico given 45 days to curb migrant flow to US

Mexico given 45 days to curb migrant flow to US”

The episode revealed the complicated political dynamics at play as Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tussle over who made out best in the agreement hashed out under Trump's threat of new tariffs on Mexico.

"I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico", Trump said in a tweet. It's still an accomplishment to get Mexico to commit openly to fuller, more urgent cooperation with the U.S. It also includes an agreement to publicly support the expansion of a program under which some asylum seekers are returned to Mexico as they wait out their cases.

But Ebrard, holding up a paper and pointing to the previously announced details, said, "There is no other thing beyond what I have just explained".

Some drew parallels with the untimely demise of the so-called "friendship" tree planted by French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump as a token of the friendship between their two countries during Macron's state visit to the US in April previous year.

President López Obrador's government also said that it would take in several thousand people seeking asylum in the U.S. while their cases were...

He also warned Mexico he would put his threat of tariffs into place if they did not decrease the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border.

His book, The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America, will be published on Tuesday. I'm not going to say one way or another, ' he said.

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.

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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.

He said the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees should be involved, as well as Panama, Brazil and other countries that are because often entry points to the Americas for people fleeing Africa and other parts of the world.

Trump has long criticized Mexico for not doing enough to cut the number of people arriving at the southern US border and ahead of Friday's announcement had vowed to impose 5% tariffs, with future escalations, unless the Mexican government took more action to curb the surge of migrants.

With the tariff threat gone, at least for now, and Mexico agreeing to at least some items on the table, the good news is that a deal means no added pain for American wallets and purses.

He said the tax on those goods would increase each month the problem persisted until October, when it would cap at 25 per cent.

Mexico said it would deploy its National Guard throughout the country from Monday with 6,000 additional troops being sent to its southern border with Guatemala.

Mr Ebrard said the agreement reached on Friday after days of "most hard negotiation" bought Mexico time to show it could succeed in driving down the number of migrants.

Critics have said there have been no new major commitments to slow the migration of Central Americans to the United States.



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