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There May Be No US-Mexico Deal Despite Trump's Tweet - Here's Why

The Mexican foreign minister states that no secret immigration agreement exists between Mexico and the U.S. — a statement he made a few hours after President Donald Trump tweeted that a “fully signed and documented” deal would “be revealed in the not too distant future.”

In a news conference in Mexico City, Mexico’s top diplomat Marcelo Ebrard said that the only agreement in existence was that both countries would assess the number of migrants passing the border of Mexico and the United States in the coming months.

This plan for evaluating the current situation before coming to a new arrangement clearly opposes the tweet sent by Trump.

“We have fully signed and documented another very important part of the Immigration and Security deal with Mexico, one that the US has been asking about getting for many years,” the president wrote.

“It will be revealed in the not too distant future and will need a vote by Mexico’s Legislative body! We do not anticipate a problem with the vote but, if for any reason the approval is not forthcoming, Tariffs will be reinstated!” the president continued.

However, Ebrard said that such an arrangement does not exist.

According to Ebrard, this agreement announcement delayed the discussion needed by the Mexican Senate, giving Mexico time to prove to the president that they would decrease the flow of immigration, which he maintains is a problem.

“Let’s have a deadline to see if what we have worked and if not, then we will sit down and look at the measures you propose and those that we propose,” he said, describing the ongoing process.

It remains unclear what Trump's tweets are all about. The president has not yet tweeted a response to Ebrard's statements.

Sources: Yahoo / Photo Credit: Google