President Trump praises the new immigration deal with Mexico, which was reached to avoid previously planned tariffs targeting all Mexican products.
The president made the remarks via twitter Monday morning saying, ““We have fully signed and documented another very important part of the Immigration and Security deal with Mexico.”
The president went on to say the new portion of the deal will be revealed shortly and will need to be voted on by the Mexican legislature.
President Trump continued by saying if there is an issue with the deal’s approval, “tariffs will be reinstated.”
The White House, just over a week ago, announced a 5% tariff targeting all Mexican goods if the southern neighbor continued to enable the influx of illegal immigration pouring into American borders.
President Trump made the announcement via twitter saying the tariffs would be enacted June 10 and would gradually increase every month until “illegal immigration problem is remedied.”
….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
According to the White House, the decision was made in the best interest of the U.S. and its industries, and cartel activity, human trafficking, and the transfer of drugs must be stopped.
In response to the announcement, Mexico sent a delegation to meet with Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and acting Homeland Secretary Kevin McAleenan.
The U.S. and Mexican officials ultimately reached an agreement late last week to avoid the tariffs, which includes Mexico’s commitment to deploy 6,000 troops to its southern border with Guatemala.
Mexico reportedly also agreed to allow some asylum seekers to wait for granted entry to the U.S. in Mexico.