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Donald Trump waves secret Mexico deal paper at media

Donald Trump waves secret Mexico deal paper at media

Increasing numbers of Central American families and unaccompanied minors seeking asylum from violence have been turning themselves in to USA border agents who have long focused on catching mainly single, adult Mexicans trying to cross.

Contrary to Mexico's foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard's comments of no secret deal with the USA, as reported by New York Times, Jabin Botsford, Staff Photographer at The Washington Post, and VICE news, gave details of the deal waved at them recently.

The US President Donald Trump's recent tweets concerning the "secret" deal with Mexico is no more a secret.

Trump had threatened to impose a 5% tariff on Mexican products arriving in the USA starting this week, but backed off when Mexico pledged to ramp up efforts to block migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala heading north to the U.S.

The document that Trump waved at reporters laid out "a regional approach to burden-sharing in relation to the processing of refugee status claims to migrants"; talked of "45 days"; and said Mexico had committed to immediately examine its laws and rules to enable it to implement such an agreement.

He acknowledged that in 45 days if the United States does not assess that progress has been made, the Trump administration probably will ask again for a "safe third" agreement.

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Speaking at a regular government news conference, Ebrard said not enough priority had been given to Mexico's southern border in the past and that the state needs to have a stronger presence across the frontier to deal with migrant flows. In January, the Trump administration began sending thousands of migrants back to Mexico to wait there instead.

Earlier on Twitter, Trump said, "Biggest part of deal with Mexico has not yet been revealed!"

Lopez Obrador, an anti-establishment leftist, has insisted tighter borders can not be the only solution, insisting on the need to protect migrants' rights and fund major infrastructure and development projects in Central America. "This is one page of a very long and very good agreement for both Mexico and the United States", Trump said. "We'll only move on to that if it's necessary", Pence told the Fox News Channel's "Special Report with Bret Baier" on Monday.

"Mexico is doing a great job at the border, really helping us", he said Tuesday. He gave no more details.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador named Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard - his point man for the negotiations in Washington that produced Friday's deal - as the top official on the committee.

"You go to the south and the first thing you ask yourself is'Right, where's the border?' There's nothing".