Mexico says National Guard deployment to southern border starts on Wednesday

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 12, 2019

Donald Trump refused to discuss plans about his immigration deal with Mexico - but accidentally leaked some details while doing it.

Ebrard said Tuesday that Mexico has 45 days to significantly stem the flow of migrants to the usa, and if at that point the usa says there isn't enough progress, "safe third country could be applied if we fail, and we accept what they say". The document has language suggesting that Mexico might consider changing its laws to facilitate a regional "safe third party" asylum system, subject to "domestic and worldwide legal obligations", in which migrants would have to apply for asylum in the first country they enter.

Mexico will meet on Friday with US immigration officials to hammer out details of the new plan, he added, aiming to secure a commitment to faster asylum proceedings.

Mexico has so far rejected plans to be designated a safe third country if this plan fails.

Details of how much Mexico will spend on the new border security measures will be made public on Friday, Ebrard said.

What has Mexico said about the deal?

He added: "You go to the south and the first thing you ask yourself is, 'Right, where's the border?' There's nothing".

If this plan failed, the foreign minister said, Mexico had agreed to be designated a safe third country - something that the United States had demanded previously, but had always been rejected by Mexico. "We now have Mexico doing more than the Democrats who work behind me on Capitol Hill on securing our southern border", Conway said. "We have been trying to get some of these Border Actions for a long time, as have other administrations, but were not able to get them, or get them in full, until our signed agreement with Mexico", Trump tweeted. "There is no other thing".

Discussions would take place with Brazil, Panama and Guatemala - the countries now used by migrants as transit points - to see if they could share the burden of processing asylum claims.

Mr Ebrard also said U.S. negotiators had wanted Mexico to commit to "zero migrants" crossing its territory, but that was "mission impossible".

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