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Hurt by criticism that his deal to prevent threatened Mexican tariffs is mostly increasing existing efforts for the border, President Donald Trump insists there is more to what is seen. (June 10)
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump went to reporters on Tuesday, took a piece of paper from his front pocket and said it was his "secret" deal with Mexico on stopping the flow of migrants from Central America to the southern border of the United States.

"This is the agreement that everyone says I do not have," Trump said. "I will allow Mexico to make the announcement at the right time."

After the president began to get away with what he calls "a secret agreement," a enterprising photographer of the Washington Post, Jabin Botsford, managed to get a picture of The deal between the US and Mexico: Trump argues that there is more to migrants dealing with Mexico than he has announced but does not offer any details ]

"Achomlishments": ] The photographer examines the photos of Trump in the press conference of Rose Garden

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President Don Trump holds a letter while speaking to reporters before leaving for a trip to Iowa on the southern meadow of the White House on Tuesday June 11, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci) ORG XMIT: DCEV318 (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP)

The picture actually captures details of a plan with Mexico. Last Friday, the Trump administration withdrew a tariff threat to Mexico after Trump announced that the two sides had reached an agreement that would limit Central America's migration to the United States. Trump said he had made other deals with Mexico besides Friday, but did not reveal any specific data at that time.

19659019 If the United States, at its discretion and after consultation with Mexico, decides, within 45 calendar days of the date of the Joint Declaration, the measures adopted by the Government of Mexico under the Joint Declaration have not achieved sufficient results with respect to the flow of migrants to the southern border of the United States, the Government of Mexico will take all necessary steps under national law to bring the agreement into force to ensure that the agreement will enter into force within 45 days.

Signed on June 7, 2019, in Washington, DC:

It is unclear what exactly this section means except establishing a time frame for consent. Trump said the Mexican legislature would have to take further action to establish its secret agreement.

It's harder to understand the top of a White House photo paper. Washington Post suggests that this section may contain a language that reminds one of the main points of dispute between the United States and Mexico – the establishment of a "third-party safe-haven" agreement. The only visible part seems to say:

a commitment according to which each country will accept the return and processing of refugee status claims to third-country nationals who have crossed the territory of that country

The Trump administration is trying to get Mexico to agree to a safe third party agreement, which would mean that asylum seekers will have to apply for Canada and the United States already have such an agreement, Mexico, on the other hand, publicly opposes such an agreement

The Washington Post reports that Mexican Foreign Minister Marcello Ebrard held on Monday a press conference on the deal reached between the United States and Mexico. According to Ebard, Mexico had 45 days to reduce migration before the United States threatened to force Mexico to agree on a safe third country agreement.

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