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June 7, 2019 – United States and Mexico Sign Joint Deal on Immigration

“A U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration was announced Friday [June 7, 2019] evening, and Trump backed off on his threat to impose additional tariffs on Mexico. Trump had threatened to impose additional on tariffs on the country if it did not take additional actions to curb migration to the U.S.-Mexico border. The proposed tariffs were set to take effect on Monday [June 10, 2019], beginning at a 5% tariff on all Mexican goods and gradually increasing to 25% by October.

As part of the agreement, Mexico will do two main things. First, Mexico will take ‘unprecedented steps to increase [immigration] enforcement,’ including by deploying the National Guard throughout the country and ‘giving priority to its southern border,’ where migrants from Central America typically enter the country. Second, Mexico will participate in an expanded implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as Remain in Mexico, which requires those seeking asylum in the United States to be returned to Mexico, where they will wait until a decision has been made on their case.”