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Mexico Releases “the Letter”

Filed under: Government,International — DRJ @ 7:11 am

[Headline from DRJ]

The HillMexico releases copy of letter touted by Trump:

Mexico’s government on Friday released a copy of a letter that President Trump touted in front of cameras earlier this week in teasing additional details of a deal reached with the country to stem the flow of migrants heading toward the U.S.

The letter, first published by the Mexican newspaper Reforma, states that the U.S. and Mexico “will immediately begin discussions to establish definitive terms for a binding bilateral agreement to further address burden-sharing and the assignment of responsibility for processing refugee claims of migrants.”

The document, signed and dated June 7, states that under such an agreement both countries would commit to “accept the return and process refugee status claims, of third-party nationals who have crossed that party’s territory to arrive at a port of entry or between ports of entry of the other party.”

Trump had described the one page letter as a “very long and very good agreement.”

RELATED: For U.S.-bound Central American migrants, better to stay in Mexico than be sent home:

Many of the Central Americans who lined up for papers at an asylum office in southern Mexico said they could abandon plans to reach the United States and remain in Mexico if U.S. President Donald Trump clamps down further on migration.


13 Responses to “Mexico Releases “the Letter””

  1. Trump isn’t a reader.

    DRJ (15874d)

  2. “Will immediately begin discussions to establish definitive terms”


    The Art of the Deal

    Leviticus (9d8f46)

  3. “a binding bilateral agreement to further address burden-sharing”

    Really stuck it to em with that one!

    Leviticus (9d8f46)

  4. Everybody can now feel much safer than the day Trump took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from Mexico.

    nk (dbc370)

  5. “Many of the Central Americans who lined up for papers at an asylum office in southern Mexico said they could abandon plans to reach the United States and remain in Mexico”

    The best way to get Mexico to get serious…..but we all know it won’t halt the illegal invasion.

    harkin (b7bcc1)

  6. Pathetic clown-king thinks he’s so clever. Of course, the country’s reputation and word is trashed for a generation, but that’s a small price to pay.

    john11201 (cd2753)

  7. And will they be paying by cash or check for the big, beautiful wall they owe us?

    Dave (1bb933)

  8. The thing about having a much bigger button than anyone else is that it’s obvious to everyone else how to push your button.

    But It’s a good life!, sing the Trumpkins.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  9. Trump’s ideas of “long” have been ridiculed before.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  10. 8. Trump also said that his button works. And that;’s probably what scaed Km Jong Un. To a limited degree. He was only scared about his weapons not working.

    Sammy Finkelman (d542b2)

  11. Sammy, why do you think Kim is scared? He’s still building up Tongchang-ri’s nuclear weapons program. He’s still killing people.

    Not exactly the kind of Reagan-esque success the world needs.

    Dustin (6d7686)

  12. 11. Dustin (6d7686) — 6/16/2019 @ 12:13 pm

    Sammy, why do you think Kim is scared?

    Km Jong Un quite abruptly stopped threatening the United States. He made an offer to meet wth Trump – although that was probably more targeted at South Korea, in the hopes of splitting South Korea from the United States, and then Trump unexpectedly took him up on this propganda ploy, felt compelled to follow through.

    He’s still building up Tongchang-ri’s nuclear weapons program.

    He thinks he has done enough to hold off Trump till he double checks the quality of the work on his nuclear weapons. What he is doing, is avoiding confrontation. For now.

    He’s still killing people.

    But he did release Otto Warmbier – althouh not before he was put into a condition in which he could tell no tales. Trump doesn’t care about anybody else.

    Not exactly the kind of Reagan-esque success the world needs.

    No, it’s not succcess – but the situation has been frozen for a few years, or until the next presdident, whichever comes first, or until something else changes for the better or for the worse.

    Meanwhile Trump’s promising not to use Kim Jong Un’s family as a source, although that could be a lie. Maybe not, since there’s not much chance anyone reasonably close to him now could be gotten to.

    Mike Pompeo is veryy good at anwering questions.

    Sammy Finkelman (d542b2)

  13. I read recentlY’

    Some people from El Salvador are now seeking asylum in Europe. They can go there without visas, and the cost is less than fror asmggler into the United States. They prefer Spain (because of the common language – we’re talking about non-Indians) but Spain does not grant asylum because of fear of being murdered by gangs, but they can stay there a few years, just like as in the United States. Belgium does, and some are going to Belguim if they have family there. This is still a small minority, but growing.

    The number seeking asylum in Europe has increased nearly 4,000 percent in the last decade, according to official figures, and the rate of arrivals is accelerating. Nearly 7,800 applied for asylum in Europe last year, up from 4,835 in 2017…

    …Mr. Hernández’s own journey to Europe cost him $2,000: the price of a plane ticket to Spain and a hotel reservation to show the authorities that he was there as a tourist.

    “I feel that it is more expensive to go to the United States, and in the end you’re not sure you’ll arrive,” he said….

    …An estimated 8,000 asylum cases from Central America are pending in Spain, and the backlog is not shrinking appreciably. Eurostat said the country granted asylum to fewer than 15 Hondurans or Salvadorans in all of 2018, and a total of 30 in the first quarter in 2019.

    A story about a CBP person killing a young women trying to cross the border in 2018. her/

    It was shortly after noon, and Claudia and her group were in Rio Bravo, Texas, only a third of a mile from the river, when they encountered a Customs and Border Protection agent.

    According to court documents, two people from Claudia’s group ran back toward the river and two others ran toward an abandoned trailer to hide. Claudia and another migrant stood still.

    “The agent drew his weapon,” court papers say. “When Claudia took a step, the agent aimed at her, pulled the trigger and shot her in the head.”

    By the time she hit the ground, face down, she was already dead.

    In an initial press release issued the same day, CBP said that Claudia’s group used “blunt objects” to attack the agent and that Claudia was one of the assailants. In a release two days later, the agency said Claudia “rushed” the agent, with no mention of “blunt objects.”

    A spokesman for CBP told The Post last week that the matter was “under investigation” by the FBI and Texas Rangers and declined further comment. The unidentified agent, described as a 15-year veteran of Border Protection, was immediately placed on administrative leave, CBP said.

    I can just imagine what Mexican police might do.

    Sammy Finkelman (d542b2)

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