US Pres. Trump’s "secret" agreement "leaked", reveals a concession for Mexico

Clay Curtis
June 12, 2019

In total, there are 39 new cars and trucks built by US companies in Mexico and imported to the States.

The EU has approved two areas for negotiation - one to cut tariffs on industrial goods, the other to make it easier for companies to show products meet EU or USA standards.

"We do not anticipate a problem with the vote but, if for any reason the approval is not forthcoming, tariffs will be reinstated", he added, without elaborating. "It goes into effect at my option".

The proposed tariffs would have increased 5% per month, maxing out at 25%, until Mexico brought the flow of illegal immigration to a stop.

He has called for denying citizenship to US-born children whose parents are without documents, and authorised law enforcement officials to investigate the immigration status of anyone they stopped.

"France charges us a lot for the wine and yet we charge them little for French wine", he said, promising to "do something" about it.

President Donald Trump may have an agreement with Mexico to commit to more "burden-sharing" on the handling of refugees fleeing violence and poor economic conditions in Central America.

Ebrard said this week that Mexico's Senate would need to be consulted about any such changes. "If we have to participate in a regional model like the one I have just described, we would have to present that to Congress".

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But Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico's foreign minister, said on Monday that "there is no other thing beyond [the previously announced terms]".

The document contained references to a regional asylum plan, which would involve several Latin American countries processing migrants' asylum claims in order to stave off U.S. tariffs.

Later on Tuesday in a press conference, Mexico's foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard confirmed that there would be a 45-day deadline to reduce USA bound migrants.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi got in a shot at Trump's negotiations with Mexico during a talk at the Peterson Foundation Tuesday.

Mexico will also require that asylum seekers remain in the country while their claims are prosecuted in the US.

Hence, effectively Mexico is given around the 90-days period to stem the flow of migrants to the US border.

But the White House has declined to disclose any details, and Mexico has denied that such a deal was reached.

"The president and other key administration officials also sharply disputed a New York Times report claiming the Friday deal "largely" had been negotiated months ago, and hinted that not all major details of the new arrangement have yet been made public", Fox News" Gregg Re reported.

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