Trump says US, Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariffs
By JILL COLVIN, MATTHEW LEE and LUIS ALONSO LUGO
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he has suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country "has agreed to take strong measures" to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. But the deal the two neighbors agreed to falls short of some of the dramatic overhauls the U.S. had pushed for.
A "U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration" released by the State Department late Friday said the U.S. "will immediately expand the implementation" of a program that returns asylum-seekers who cross the southern border to Mexico while their claims are adjudicated.
Mexico will "offer jobs, healthcare and education" to those people, the agreement stated. Mexico has also agreed, it said, to take "unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration.
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