Over the week Pres Trump has been under heavy attack from the media and pundits, on both sides of the aisle, over his decision to impose tariffs against Mexico for their inaction on illegal immigration. Actually they were doing plenty, they ignored their own immigration laws (more stricter than the US), left their border wide open and were aiding illegals from Central and South America, as well as 144 other countries, through their country to the US border.
With Congress doing what they do best, nothing, Pres Trump has only so many tools in his toolbox to stop the flow of tens of thousands of illegals into the US. CBP issued a report where of 144,278 apprehensions (132,887) and inadmissibles (11,391) along the border for just the month of May.; the equivalence to the population of Orlando FL or Cleveland, OH are now coming into the US every 2-3 months!
POTUS announced a win in what you could call a Mexican Standoff (more than likely the first of many).
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….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2019
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2019
A sign Trump had won the standoff came earlier in the day when reports surfaced the Mexican govt offered to commit 6,000 troops to their southern border with Guatemala..
Following Trump’s tweet this Media Note was released by the State Dept where the Mexican govt agreed to a number of provisions to stop the flow of illegal aliens:
“U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration
OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON / JUNE 7, 2019
The United States and Mexico met this week to address the shared challenges of irregular migration, to include the entry of migrants into the United States in violation of U.S. law. Given the dramatic increase in migrants moving from Central America through Mexico to the United States, both countries recognize the vital importance of rapidly resolving the humanitarian emergency and security situation. The Governments of the United States and Mexico will work together to immediately implement a durable solution.
As a result of these discussions, the United States and Mexico commit to:
Mexican Enforcement Surge
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. Mexico is also taking decisive action to dismantle human smuggling and trafficking organizations as well as their illicit financial and transportation networks. Additionally, the United States and Mexico commit to strengthen bilateral cooperation, including information sharing and coordinated actions to better protect and secure our common border.
Migrant Protection Protocols
The United States will immediately expand the implementation of the existing Migrant Protection Protocols across its entire Southern Border. This means that those crossing the U.S. Southern Border to seek asylum will be rapidly returned to Mexico where they may await the adjudication of their 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 proceedings as expeditiously as possible.
Both parties also agree that, in the event the measures adopted do not have the expected results, they will take further actions. Therefore, the United States and Mexico will continue their discussions on the terms of additional understandings to address irregular migrant flows and asylum issues, to be completed and announced within 90 days, if necessary.
Ongoing Regional Strategy
The United States and Mexico reiterate their previous statement of December 18, 2018, that both countries recognize the strong links between promoting development and economic growth in southern Mexico and the success of promoting prosperity, good governance and security in Central America. The United States and Mexico welcome the Comprehensive Development Plan launched by the Government of Mexico in concert with the Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to promote these goals. The United States and Mexico will lead in working with regional and international partners to build a more prosperous and secure Central America to address the underlying causes of migration, so that citizens of the region can build better lives for themselves and their families at home.”
The RINO’s and democrats blood pressure must be through the roof over another Trump victory through his aggressive foreign policy! They cried and complained over the tariff threat, but it worked and POTUS would have followed through, this was no bluff. We need to send him reinforcements in 2020, to fulfill more promises and set things straight after so many years of countless screw-ups and lack of a spine by previous administrations!