Mexico Deal Could be Nixed, Tariffs Reinstated, if Migration Doesn't Slow

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President Trump hinted at secret side deals that would show his administration had won even bigger gains from Mexico, tweeting that it would be "revealed in the not too distant future".

"I'm not going to say one way or the other, but I will tell you, right here is the story".

". The tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the USA on Monday against Mexico are hereby indefinitely suspended - Mexico has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of Migration through Mexico. details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department".

Trump has said his agreement with Mexico - made after he threatened to increase tariffs on its goods if the country didn't stop illegal immigrants from crossing into the US - has secret provisions that have not been revealed.

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard dropped his previous opposition to that idea in comments on Monday, but said other Latin American countries should share the asylum load with Mexico under such an arrangement.

The New York Times had a report over the weekend throwing cold water on the deal, saying its component parts had already been agreed to months ago.

There has been confusion and consternation on both sides of the border after Trump earlier Monday claimed the United States signed what he calls "another very important part of the Immigration and Security deal with Mexico". It's still an accomplishment to get Mexico to commit openly to fuller, more urgent cooperation with the U.S.

"They wanted something else totally different ... to be signed", Ebrard said Monday.

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 United States standards. We had nothing, and the reason we had nothing is because Mexico felt they didn't have to give us anything.

"We will evaluate this literally daily", Pompeo said.

He said the agreement that he waved around would go into affect at his discretion. The duties would have increased every month until they reached 25pc in October, unless Mexico stopped illegal immigration across its border with the US.

'If they bring the numbers way down, we won't have to use it.

He then said that the New York Times will do anything to see the country "fail" and added the Enemy of the People line as his closer. "You're going to reach a point where Mexicans say, 'Enough is enough.' The question is, when?"

"I don't think they'll do that".

Speaker Nancy Pelosi got in a shot at Trump's negotiations with Mexico during a talk at the Peterson Foundation Tuesday. That demand was put on the table again by United States negotiators last week, but was not accepted by Mexico.

The New York Times reported recently that officials from the us and Mexico said several terms in the new pact were actually agreed to last December, not in last week's negotiations between the two countries, a report Trump dismissed. Mexico agreed to deploy its National Guard throughout Mexico to crack down on human smuggling and trafficking, and expand the implementation of existing "Migrant Protection Protocols", a policy that requires migrants to remain in Mexico while their asylum request in the adjudicated.



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