Hundreds of thousands of migrants invaded the United States by crossing the Southern border.
And Mexico thought it could get away with assisting illegal alien caravans marching toward America.
But Mexico’s leaders realized they made a giant mistake when they issued this threat to Donald Trump.
Top Mexican officials figured it was business as usual in dealing with the United States.
For years Mexico promised to take action to stem the tide of illegal aliens traveling through the country from Central America on the way to the United States.
But nothing ever happened.
Months ago Mexico promised to deploy National Guard troops to their Southern border to help break up migrant caravans.
Mexican officials pledged to allow the United States to send asylum seekers to Mexico to wait in that country while the migrants’ asylum claims were processed.
However, Mexico’s government hemmed and hawed and dragged its feet on implementing any of these changes.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López even once referred to enforcing immigration laws as performing the United States’ “dirty work.”
Lopez’s threatening to not enforce his nation’s immigration laws was a major miscalculation.
The month of May saw the Border Patrol arrest 144,000 illegal aliens trying to invade America.
That represented a 32 percent increase from April.
Donald Trump had enough and threatened to slap a five percent tariff – that would escalate five percent each month until reaching 25 percent in October – on all Mexican goods.
That spurred Mexico into action to implement the long-promised measures to crack down on illegal alien migration.
But the biggest part of the deal is a regional “safe country” agreement.
Mexico has resisted efforts by the United States to change asylum procedures to have migrants apply for asylum in the first safe country they pass through.
That means many Central American migrants would have to apply for asylum in Mexico instead of the United States,
Immigration experts believe this a game changer.
And President Trump hinted any agreement on this issue was part of the deal.
“We have fully signed and documented another very important part of the Immigration and Security deal with Mexico, one that the U.S. has been asking about getting for many years. It will be revealed in the not too distant future and will need a vote by Mexico’s Legislative body!” President Trump continued, “We do not anticipate a problem with the vote but, if for any reason the approval is not forthcoming, Tariffs will be reinstated!”
Mexico and the fake news media both decried this tweet.
They claimed there was no “secret” immigration deal.
They were lying.
As part of the deal, Mexico did agree to a regional safe country mechanism if the initial steps to crack down immigration fail.
That’s because President Trump only agreed to postpone the tariffs.
If Mexico does not follow through on their plan to stop the flow of migrants to the United States the tariffs come back.
Black Eye Politics will keep you up to date on any new developments in President Trump’s fight to solve the crisis at the Southern Border.