Trump said on Twitter that Mexico will "take strong measures to stem the tide of Migration" through the country and to the US border, stressing that the threatened tariffs against Mexican goods are "indefinitely suspended".
....stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 8 June 2019
Last week, Trump said the United States would impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods imported from Mexico beginning on June 10 and increase the tariffs to 25 percent by October unless Mexico quells the illegal immigration crisis.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that the country would deploy up to 6,000 troops to its southern border with Guatemala to help contain the flow of migrants seeking to cross into the United States through the Mexican border.
One of the points in the US-Mexico migration deal reportedly envisaged a strict requirement for citizens of Central American countries to seek refuge in the first foreign country they arrive in after leaving their own country.
The United States will reportedly deport Guatemalan asylum seekers to Mexico, and send Honduran and Salvadoran asylum seekers to Guatemala.
Meanwhile, US authorities apprehended more than 130,000 migrants at the nation’s Southwest Border with Mexico in May, the highest number in 13 years, according to data released by Customs and Border Protection.