The Quick Facts
- Last week, President Trump threatened to begin imposing tariffs on Mexico as an effort to pressure the country into more action concerning immigration.
- In response, Mexico sent a delegation to Washington to begin negotiations. By the end of the week, the administration confirmed that a deal had been reached and Trump had agreed to suspend plans to impose tariffs.
- The State Department released a statement about the deal, which said that the U.S. will be expanding a program that returns asylum-seekers who cross the border back to Mexico while the claims are processed. According to the agreement, “Mexico will offer jobs, healthcare and education to those people.”
- The agreement also stated that Mexico had agreed to “take unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration,” including the deployment of its new National Guard.