Trump Remains Firm On Border – Working On Agreement With Mexico To Deal With Asylum Seekers

There are conflicting reports about a tentative deal Trump may have reached with Mexico, but one thing is certain, Trump is not backing down on protecting the southern border of the United States.

There is a developing story about keeping the caravan migrants in Mexico, even legitimate asylum seekers.

FOX News reports:

Incoming Mexican government disputes report of tentative deal with US on asylum-seekers

Reports on Saturday said the Trump administration had struck a tentative deal with Mexico’s incoming government to require all asylum-seekers from south of the border to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims go through court.

But by early evening, the picture grew more complex, as the incoming Mexican government said there was “no agreement of any sort.”

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The Washington Post, citing Mexican officials and senior members of president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s transition team, reported early Saturday that the Remain in Mexico plan would require asylum applicants to stay in Mexico, therefore ending the “catch-and-release” practice whereby those seeking asylum are allowed to stay in the U.S. while their claims are being processed. This is one of several options the Trump administration has been pursuing in negotiations for months…

The White House did not comment on the reported deal on Saturday. “President Trump has developed a strong relationship with the incoming Obrador Administration, and we look forward to working with them on a wide range of issues,” Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told Fox News.

See Trump’s tweets below:

Trump is doing exactly what he was elected to do here. Can you imagine how this would be playing out if Hillary had won?

 

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