Trump claims victory on Mexican migration
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 10, 2019,
Jun 10, 2019, 22:58
Mexico avoided the most extreme immigration concession sought by United States President Donald Trump in a deal reached to fend off threatened tariffs, but some say it has been left even weaker than before in the face of more potential pressure from Mr Trump, who formally kicks off his re-election campaign this month.
One senior government official insisted to the Times that the Mexican government agreed to move to deter migrants faster and more aggressively than they ever had before this week's talks.
Beto O'Rourke, a former congressman from the border city of El Paso, Texas who is also pursuing the Democratic nomination, was among the critics challenging how much Trump had actually accomplished. The deal's key expansion of a program that would keep asylum seekers in Mexico while their claims are processed was established in two heavily brokered two diplomatic notes exchanged between the two countries, the Times reported. Reportedly, the Trump administration is seeking reprieve on the Huawei ban after United States tech companies warned the government that a ban would severely hurt their bottom line as well as their ability to develop new technologies. He freaked out on Twitter, at length, because a few news outlets blew the whistle on his efforts to dupe the public, especially his Fox News-loving base, into believing his massive lies about tariffs and his negotiations with Mexico on immigration.
Trump announced the farm deal with Mexico on Twitter, referring to the trade war-afflicted USA farmers as patriots.
Any deal still has to be approved by Mexico's Congress before it can become law.
Their promise to deploy up to 6,000 national guard troops was larger than their previous pledge. Mexican officials have told Bloomberg that there was no discussion of agricultural issues during the tariff talks, which focused on re-separating immigration policy and trade policy-two issues that Trump unexpectedly slammed together two weeks ago. The president earlier argued that the tariffs were to remain in place until the nation's southern neighbor curbs the flow of migrants, mainly coming from Central America through Mexican territory.
The Trump administration had been careful not to set any concrete goals, so judging success will be tricky. Dingell said she wants changes to the agreement's labour, environmental and enforcement provisions that would satisfy her skeptical colleagues.
The President is trying to work out that frustration on the golf links this morning.
The influx of illegal immigrants has put a heavy strain on Customs and Border Protection. To date, migrants have been returned at only three of the busiest ports of entry. What kept that from happening, they said, was the commitment of resources by both countries.
Under the agreement, Mexico will "offer jobs, healthcare and education" to those individuals.
When "the United States" sells farm goods "to Mexico", what's really happening is a chain of private transactions.
Murtaugh applauded Trump for using "the threat of tariffs to bring Mexico to the table" and "showing that he is willing to use every tool in his toolbox to protect the American people".