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.
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
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.
.@POTUS’ strong stand got Mexico to do things they have never done before: 6,000 National Guard at their southern border, immigration checkpoints throughout Mexico & allow ALL illegal immigrants from Central America to remain in Mexico pending their asylum claims..
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) June 9, 2019
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.
.@SecPompeo: It took hard work to get here…I want to repeat my gratitude to #Mexico's Foreign Minister @m_ebrard and his team for their labors and the same goes for America’s hardworking State Department team. All of you made both our countries proud. pic.twitter.com/q1dSEFQVjD
— Department of State (@StateDept) June 10, 2019