The New York Times first reported on President Trump's deal with Mexico to get that country to do more to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S.in a somewhat odd fashion. While talking with reporters Monday, the president brandished a sheet of paper and identified it as the agreement in question - but refused to share details of what it contained. "We don't desire them to militarize the southern border, staunch cherish we urged Trump now to now not militarize [the border with the U.S.]".
He told reporters he would let Mexico announce it "at the right time", but that "it goes into effect at my option".
Trump said on Monday afternoon Mexico would soon announce an "undisclosed portion" of the deal that would have to be taken up by the Mexican Congress.
On the subject of how Mexico would pay for the increased security, Obradror said the increased security would be in part paid for by the off-loading of the presidential jet and helicopters purchased by his predecessor.
It described a belief to designate Mexico a "stable third nation", among diversified plans that had already been published by Mexico's worldwide minister on Monday.More news: Pelosi Says She Is ‘Done’ With President Trump
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If this plan failed, the foreign minister said, Mexico had agreed to be designated a safe third country - something that the USA had demanded previously, but had always been rejected by Mexico. This was created by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador very recently. Such an agreement would deem Mexico a safe place for migrants and would require migrants to seek asylum in the first country they reach, making it more hard for migrants to wait until they reach American soil to file an asylum claim. Mexico also agreed to tackle human trafficking networks.
Washington wants Mexico to be declared a safe third country in which asylum seekers would have to seek safe harbor instead of the United States, a demand Mexico has rejected in the past.
Mexican officials and global financial markets may be cheering that the USA government has called off the proposed tariff hike on Mexican imports, but Trump's not done yet.
The president's comments follow a major deal reached between USA and Mexican officials.
Mexico in December agreed to start taking in mostly Central American asylum seekers while their cases are being heard in the United States and absorbed about 10,000 during the first few months of this year, according to the Mexican government. He was able to do so because the administration in Mexico City knew he was willing to pull the tariff trigger.
The president then made a somewhat ominous warning to the press.