by Sheri Urban
President Donald Trump announced late on Friday that the United States has reached a new agreement with Mexico in which Mexico is going to take “strong measures” to end the flow of illegal immigration into the United States and will thus avoid being hit with massive tariffs by the Trump administration.
And according to State Department sources, this deal will mean “the end of ‘catch-and-release'” of illegal aliens inside the United States, a huge win for Trump, and all Americans besieged by illegal immigration.
The deal will also involve Mexican troops interdicting at their own Southern Border, Mexico providing jobs and welfare to migrant caravans, and Mexico providing U.S. legal cover to deny entry to all migrants claiming “refugee” status.
President Donald Trump: I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!
Just last week, Trump announced: “On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP,” Trump tweeted. “The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied, at which time the Tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow.”
In a message sent out by the White House, Trump explained last week that the 5% tariff on Mexico would have increased by 5% every month — maxing out at 25% — if Mexico did not stop the flow of illegal immigration coming into the U.S. through Mexico.
UPDATE: Details from the U.S. State Department
… those [migrants] crossing the U.S. Southern Border to seek asylum will be rapidly returned to Mexico where they may await the adjudication of their [US.] asylum claims.
In response, Mexico will authorize the entrance of all of those individuals for humanitarian reasons, in compliance with its international obligations, while they await the adjudication of their asylum claims. Mexico will also offer jobs, healthcare, and education according to its principles.
The United States commits to work to accelerate the adjudication of asylum claims and to conclude removal proceeding as expeditiously as possible.
Both parties also agree that, in the event the measure adopted do not have the expected results, they will take further actions.
Mexico’s agreement to offer jobs and healthcare to the migrants will weaken lawsuits by pro-migration U.S. groups that oppose the deal.
In exchange, the U.S will also work with Mexico to spur regional economic development.
Mexico also promised to step up police enforcement against the cartels’ labor trafficking from Central America into the United States:
Mexico will take unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration, to include the deployment of its National Guard throughout Mexico, giving priority to its southern border.
This is a developing story which will be updated as details emerge…