Mexico publishes Trump's 'secret deal' to curb migration

Mexico publishes Trump's 'secret deal' to curb migration

Mexican and United States officials were also meeting on Friday to discuss the controversial programme that allows the U.S. to send some asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait out their USA immigration hearings.

Later in the day, a Mexican official told Reuters news agency that the United States had increased the return of asylum seekers to Mexico through the El Paso, Texas port of entry to around 200 a day.

The language in the "supplementary agreement" released by Mexico appears to resemble that. Close to 12,000 people have been returned to Mexico since it began in January.

The settlement entails a clause by which, if the USA determines that the measures adopted by Mexico have not executed ample ends up in combating migrant flows after Forty five days, then "Mexico will indulge in all necessary steps below home law to order the settlement into power".

The supplementary agreement states that if the US deems, after 45 days from the joint declaration, that Mexico has still not sufficiently managed the illegal immigration crisis, "Mexico will take all necessary steps under domestic law to bring the agreement into force".

Photojournalists managed to capture a few sentences that day, but the full contents had not previously been revealed.

They will now nearly certainly add fuel to the raging debate over who got the best of whom in the Mexican tariff row.

Ebrard said this week that if Mexico could not stem the flow of people, a regional system should be established to bind in other countries crossed by migrants en route to the United States, including Guatemala, Panama and Brazil.

"Today there is a meeting with US authorities, to learn, to discuss the ports of entry and how the number will be measured, because Mexico has not accepted that it be undetermined", Ebrard said at a news conference. However, he did not give a reason for his resignation.His departure comes as Mexico is beefing up its security at the southern border to stop the flow of Central American migrants from entering the United States and boost intelligence sharing with Washington.

There was squabbling over whether the new office would be in the White House, where the czar would work across the departments of Homeland Security, Justice and Health and Human Services - all of which manage a piece of the border security - or exclusively within Homeland Security. The U.S. committed to accelerate asylum claims while Mexico said it will "offer jobs, healthcare and education according to its principles". "Hey, 6,000 soldiers, and if it doesn't work out, then we go back to very strong measures", he said on the Fox News program "Fox and Friends".

If enforcement measures are not successful after 45 days, Mexico has also agreed to consider making itself a "safe third country".

Her colleague Damian Zepeda of conservative opposition party PAN accused the executive branch of getting run over by the Trump administration.

"We still have the (tariff) ultimatum hanging over us, and on top of that we gave up the most precious jewel: we agreed to safe third country", he said.

In another sign of turbulence, the head of the National Migration Institute, Tonatiuh Guillen, abruptly resigned Friday.

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