UNITED STATES—President Donald Trump and the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador came to an agreement to stem the flow of immigrants traveling through Mexico from Central America to the U.S. border.

If an agreement was not reached between both parties, President Trump planned to issue tariffs on all goods imported from Mexico into the United States. The tariffs were expected to increase each month until an agreement was reached between the United States and Mexico.

Mexico’s Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard met with Vice President Mike Pence, and others from the administration to negotiate an immigration deal. Both President Trump and Vice President Pence both announced the news via social media and their websites. The new immigration deal would require the Mexican government to employ 6,000 individuals of the Mexican National Guard and keep asylum seekers to be processed in Mexico.

President Trump stated in a tweet “strong and decisive leadership, Mexico is stepping up and doing more than ever before to fix the crisis at the border!”

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivered remarks to the media on Monday, June 10.