There was no direct evidence of the publication of the agreement. “I think it`s the right balance: they had more drastic measures and proposals at the beginning, and we reached a midpoint,” he said, adding that the Deployment of the National Guard would begin on Monday. The agreement did not require the United States to accept a “safe third country” designation that requires the country to take in most Central American asylum seekers on a sustainable period. On May 30, Trump announced that from June 10, he would apply a 5% tariff on all products imported from Mexico if Mexico does not take steps to stop the flow of migrants from Central America to the United States. After that, he said, tariffs will increase by 5% each month until they reach 25% in October, unless the government is satisfied with the Mexican government`s immigration efforts. The changes, in part, continue the actions already taken by the Trump administration. The United States announced in December that it would keep some asylum seekers waiting in Mexico while their cases were pending – a months-long deal with Mexico that has been plagued by breakdowns, including fake lawsuits, travel problems and problems with lawyers arriving at their clients. Ebrard stressed U.S. support for the agreement for a Mexican proposal to jointly address the root causes of migration from Central America.
Mr. Trump`s agreement has been at the heart of extending a program that allows asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their trials continue. But the agreement was reached in December in a couple of carefully negotiated diplomatic notes that the two countries exchanged. Nielsen announced the protocols for the protection of migrants five days before Christmas, at a hearing of the House of Representatives Justice Committee. On Tuesday, Democrats said they had agreed with the White House on new provisions and planned to support the deal in a vote. U.S. and Mexican officials continued talks as Mexico tried to reach an agreement to prevent tariffs from coming into force. U.S.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the agreement would help the United States “contain the flow of illegal immigration across our southern border and make our border strong and secure.” Overall, the North American Free Trade Agreement – concluded between the three amigos of the United States, Mexico and Canada – came into force on January 1, 1994.