U.S., Mexico Reach Deal to Avoid Tariffs
By Rebecca Ballhaus, Josh Zumbrun and Robbie Whelan, updated June 8, 2019 11:13 a.m. ET, excerpted from WSJ.com
President Trump says Mexico has agreed to take ‘strong measures’ to slow migration over border. President Trump dropped his threat of tariffs on billions of dollars of Mexican imports after negotiators reached a deal on measures to stem the flow of migrants pouring into the U.S. from Mexico, averting a potentially devastating trade fight for both countries.
Trump: U.S., Mexico Reach Deal To Avoid New Tariffs
June 7, 20198:48 PM ET, excerpted from NPR.org, updated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET
A day after U.S. and Mexico officials announced an agreement to avert tariffs — set to begin on Monday — affecting billions of dollars in imports from Mexico, President Trump took a victory lap on Twitter.
I would like to thank the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and his foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, together with all of the many representatives of both the United States and Mexico, for working so long and hard to get our agreement on immigration completed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2019
Under a joint agreement released by State Department officials, Mexico will assist the United States in curbing migration across the border by deploying its national guard troops through the country, especially its southern border.