White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders blasts the Democrats saying Mexico is doing more to stop the influx of illegal immigration at the southern border than they are.
Sanders made the remarks during an interview Tuesday while touting Mexico for its recent effort to cease illegal activity at the southern border.
Sanders continued by touting the southern neighbor for its “unprecedented action” despite the Democrats’ lack of action.
According to Sanders, although leftist lawmakers have now acknowledged there is an issue with illegal immigration at the border, they have done nothing the stop it.
Sanders continued by reiterating Mexico had clarified further action may be announced in the next three months to mitigate the growing crisis.
Her remarks come just one day after President Trump also slammed the Democrats for their lack of action, saying Mexico is doing more to stop the influx of illegal immigration than they are.
Sad when you think about it, but Mexico right now is doing more for the United States at the Border than the Democrats in Congress! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2019
The president made the remarks while speaking to reporters from the White House, touting his Mexican counterparts for reaching a bilateral agreement with the United States.
There are other agreements in the works with Mexico to help mitigate the escalating crisis at the border, according to the White House.
Just last week, Mexican officials were in Washington to discuss ways to avert tariffs which would have been enacted if no agreement was reached.
Ultimately, both sides reached a consensus on Friday which outlines Mexico’s commitment to deploy 6,000 troops to its southern border with Guatemala.
….We do not anticipate a problem with the vote but, if for any reason the approval is not forthcoming, Tariffs will be reinstated!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2019
Mexico also reportedly agreed to allow some asylum seekers to wait for granted entry to the U.S. in Mexico.
The deal now heads to the Mexican legislature for an approval vote.