June 17, 2019

Mexico Works To Address Migration Issues In Order To Avoid U.S. Tariffs

The Mexican government affirmed last week that it has begun deploying National Guard troops at its border with Guatemala as it increases the staff in the area to handle migrants’ requests. The Mexican government also has spoken with Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador to address migration flows. Mexican officials also met with U.S. officials on June 14 to make sure U.S. addresses commitment to speed up asylum requests.

The efforts are all part of an agreement, announced in early June, to avoid five percent tariffs on products imported from Mexico into the United States.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador also reiterated last week that his administration does want any confrontation with the United States.