CONFIRMED: Trump Suspends Tariffs as Mexico and U.S. Agree to Deal

  • 2019-06-08
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
CONFIRMED: Trump Suspends Tariffs as Mexico and U.S. Agree to Deal
Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
Many criticized the president for threatening tariffs on Mexico in order to gain greater border security from them. Well, the president has confirmed that the tactic worked. President Trump announced the tariffs would be suspended indefinitely as the U.S. and Mexico reached a deal.

According to CNBC:

President Donald Trump said on Friday that the United States and Mexico have signed an agreement to avoid tariffs that were scheduled to go into effect on Monday.

Trump said that Mexico in return has agreed to take “strong measures” to stop illegal immigration coming through the U.S. southern border. 

 

In a joint declaration issued by the two countries, Mexico agreed “take unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration.” This includes the deployment of Mexico’s national guard throughout the country with priority given to its southern border in order to slow migration from Central America. 

Migrants crossing the U.S. southern border to seek asylum will be sent back to Mexico, where they will await the outcome of their asylum applications. Mexico said it will offer jobs, health care and education to those asylum seekers.

The U.S. has promised to make asylum decisions as quickly as possible while the asylum seekers wait in Mexico.

Trump Train News previously reported on Thursday that the U.S. and Mexico were closing in on a deal as Mexico began to ramp up immigration enforcement.

 Source: TTN

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