Mexico rejected this demand, which would have forced the Mexican government to accept numerous migrants detained trying to enter the United States by making them submit their asylum claims in Mexico rather than with USA authorities. Mexico will also boost security on its side of the border, including the deployment of its National Guard. "Mexico was not being co-operative on the Border in things we had, or didn't have, and now I have full confidence, especially after speaking to their President yesterday, that they will be very co-operative and want to get the job properly done".
"This is the first time we've heard anything like this kind of number of law enforcement being deployed in Mexico to address migration, not just at the southern border but also on the transportation routes to the northern border and in co-ordinated patrols in key areas along our southwest border", he said, adding that "people can disagree with the tactics" but that "Mexico came to the table with real proposals" that will be effective, if implemented. That demand was put on the table again by United States negotiators last week, but was not accepted by Mexico.
"Another false report in the Failing @nytimes".
The signed agreement between the two countries averts the 5 percent import tariffs that Trump had planned to impose on Mexico by June 10.
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"The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the US on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended", Trump said on Twitter on Friday evening.
For days, President Trump threatened to authorize tariffs on all Mexican products traveling across the southern border unless Mexico's government undertook more efforts to reduce migration from Central America, including tightening its border with Guatemala.
The president also did not dismiss the idea of possibly imposing tariffs in the future, but said he doesn't think it will be needed. He didn't elaborate, only stating that the details would be revealed at a later date.
Hours earlier, the President had tweeted, "We have fully signed and documented another very important part of the Immigration and Security deal with Mexico, one that the USA has been asking about getting for many years".
Trump echoed the same in his tweets, insisting the deal was being misrepresented. The president said that he doesn't expect the latter to be "a problem" but would reinstate tariffs if necessary.