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The United States and Mexico reach deal to end catch and release program

June 8, 2019

  Both Republicans and Democrats were upset when Donald Trump announced he would put tariffs on Mexican goods if our southern neighbor did not step up and help control people who were sneaking over its border into the United States illegally.

  However, that threat seemed to draw Mexico to the negotiating table and now it is being reported here that Mexico has reached a deal with the United States which will end the catch and release program.

President Donald Trump has announced an immigration reform deal with the Mexican government which likely will allow border officials to end the catch-and-release of Central American migrants.

… it means border officials now have a legal alternative to the catch-and-release rules which allow migrants to legally enter the United States if they bring children and claim asylum.

Those catch-and-release rules set by Congress and the courts also allow the migrants to get work permits before their asylum court hearings, which are now backlogged for two or more years.

Instead of catch-and-release, the migrants can be returned to Mexico until their asylum claims can be heard by a judge.

Here is part of a release by the State Department:

… those [migrants] crossing the U.S. Southern Border to seek asylum will be rapidly returned to Mexico where they may await the adjudication of their [US.] asylum claims.

In response, Mexico will authorize the entrance of all of those individuals for humanitarian reasons, in compliance with its international obligations, while they await the adjudication of their asylum claims. Mexico will also offer jobs, healthcare, and education according to its principles.

The United States commits to work to accelerate the adjudication of asylum claims and to conclude removal proceeding as expeditiously as possible.

    Here is Donald Trump’s tweet on the subject:

  In return the United States will not impose the tariffs and will help to spur economic development in Mexico, and Donald Trump will drop his demand that Mexico label itself a  “safe third country.”

  For all of the blathering and windbaggery coming from both sides on this when Donald Trump made his announcement it appears as if the President just might have known what he was doing after all. We’ll just have to wait and see how the left spins this into a negative, but I am sure they will.

  Of course this means that Mexico has to keep its end of the bargain, and I think that country will need to be watched very closely to ensure it holds up its end of the bargain, but with the threat of tariffs looming over its head perhaps Mexico cannot afford to back out of this deal.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2019 10:38 am

    “Get them where it matters most … $$$$.”
    The love of money (is their god 👺 attached to the spirit of 🐍).
    I found it interesting Lou Dobbs stating the Dem’s and Rino’s being paid off by w/ the Mex. drug cartel – that he mentioned the “Establishment” in a tone of #Exasperation = that the so-called Representatives are so aligned w/ scum.
    https://twitter.com/AdvocateComm/status/1137367743664197638

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