Mexico publishes Trump's 'secret deal' on migration
[DAWN] Mexico published the document Friday that Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
earlier flaunted as a secret deal to curb migration, but denied it had capitulated to the US president's demands for a so-called "safe third country" agreement.

Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard underwent a grilling in Mexico's Congress, where some politicians insisted otherwise and demanded more details on what exactly he agreed to in the last-minute deal brokered a week ago to dodge Trump's threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods.

Angry over a surge of Central Americans seeking US asylum,
...not to mention the “refugees” from the Indian subcontinent and and sub-Saharan Africa who can afford to fly in to Mexico before paying coyotes to bring them north to the Promised Land...
Trump is pushing Mexico to agree to a deal in which migrants colonists entering Mexican territory would have to apply for refugee status there, not in the United States.

The language in the "supplementary agreement" released by Mexico appears to resemble that. However Mexico's foreign ministry insisted the document ‐ signed by a deputy legal advisor to the ministry and his State Department counterpart ‐ was "not a binding bilateral agreement."

Rather, it says the two sides agree to immediately open talks to arrive at just that ‐ a "binding bilateral agreement" ‐ in which Mexico "would accept the return, and process refugee status claims, of third-party nationals" who cross its territory to reach the United States.

If in 45 days Washington decides that Mexico City's efforts to curb migration are not enough, then the Mexican government "will take all necessary steps under domestic law" to bring that agreement into force in another 45 days, the text concludes.

Posted by: Fred 2019-06-16