Friday, June 7, 2019

Trump To Score Major Win At Southern Border Using Tariff Leverage, Report Says

 US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on June 25, 2018.
Mexico, according to two officials who spoke with The Post, agreed to send up to 6,000 National Guard troops to its southern border with Guatemala, a major chokepoint for Central American migrants in their northbound journey to the U.S. That move is expected to immediately yield results in squashing the number of illegal immigrants.
Additionally, Mexican negotiators are prepared to revamp their asylum rules in the region. Under the proposal, Central Americans seeking asylum would have to remain in the first country they entered after leaving their homeland. For example, Guatemalans seeking asylum in the U.S. would be deported to Mexico, the first country they crossed in their U.S.-bound journey. The U.S. would be able to deport El Salvadorian and Honduran applicants to Guatemala — the first country they presumably crossed.
Apparently buckling from threats of tariffs from President Donald Trump, Mexico is ready to offer major concessions with regard to immigration, a report from The Washington Post outlined Thursday.


  1. I'm willing to wait for the details and seeing just how well Mexico implements the agreement but it looks like a win for the President.
    The Democrats will of course be furious that they have been out maneuvered once again. As always they never, ever, ever consider the unintended consequences of their own actions.
    The only potential drawback I see is if this works in practice abating central American illegal immigration it will give the Dems ammunition to further obstruct building the wall which is still needed to stem the flow of Mexican illegals and drugs.