(Tea Party PAC) – The deal that President Donald Trump recently struck with Mexico will allow border officials to return aliens back across the border “full throttle,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the nation on Monday.
The Remain in Mexico policy will allow our border agency to bypass the longstanding “catch and release” policy imposed upon them by Congress and the courts. The the last three months, this policy has allowed for approximately 350,000 Central American adults and children to remain in the US, entering our schools, workplces, and neighborhoods as they await court dates to plead their legal case for asylum (if they even show up.)
This massive influx of migrant workers has taken away incentives from employers to improve wages and working conditions for native-born or legal American citizens.
Those crossing the U.S. southern border to seek asylum will be rapidly returned to Mexico where they may await their adjudication of their asylum claims. We’ve seen this before. We were able to do this to the tune of a couple of hundred people per day [before the deal].
We now have the capacity to do this full throttle and engage this in a way that will make a fundamental difference in the calculus for those [migrants] deciding to transit Mexico to try to get into the United States. This full-blown effort under the Migration Protocols [Remain in Mexico] is a big deal and was something that we worked on very, very diligently with our Mexican counterparts over two days. And we will pursue other cooperative efforts too.
Under Trump’s new deal, newly arriving illegal aliens will be sent right back to Mexico, until they can be bussed to their asylim hearings in the United States. This return policy will likely destroy the cartels’ human trafficking business, which is dependent on the migrants’ belief that they can quickly land jobs in the US to pay back their debt to these coyotes.
.@SecPompeo: The agreement the United States and #Mexico locked in last Friday reflects diplomacy at its finest. It shows the enduring strength of our relationship. And it is a major win for the American people. pic.twitter.com/amJlE6aJdz
— Department of State (@StateDept) June 10, 2019
Before this deal, Mexico had maintained the Remain in Mexico program at very low levels. For example, out of the roughly 330,000 aliens who crossed into our border over the last three months, only about 10,000 have been sent back to Mexico.
The Associated Press described on June 10th how American officials blocked the migration of Edwin Sabillon Orellana, his wife and one child:
Sabillon slipped away in the middle of the night with his wife and 8-year-old daughter and left Honduras. It took them about two weeks to reach Tijuana, across the border from San Diego. They quickly crossed into the U.S. illegally near Tijuana’s beach and asked for asylum. After five days in detention they were sent back to Tijuana at night with an appointment to return later this month.
The AP did not mention if Orellana has any additional children that remain in Honduras.
In his Monday statements, Pompeo congratulationed Mexican officials, but added that “we’ve got a lot of work to implement what we have agreed to.”
We have full confidence … that Mexico will [implement] its shared commitments … if necessary, we will take extra measures that the Mexican government agreed to during these conversations as well. I look forward to great cooperation between our two countries.
Last weeks’ agreement “shows the enduring strength of the relationship between our two countries and it is a significant win for the American people… The president s doing precisely what he said he would do,” Pompeo said.
“Both parties agree that if the above measures do not have the expected results, additional measures will be taken,” Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard reportedly said Monday. “We would sit down to discuss with other countries such as Panama, Brazil, Guatemala.”
Ebrard’s Monday annouuncement puts an earlier Trump tweet from the day into context:
We have fully signed and documented another very important part of the Immigration and Security deal with Mexico, one that the U.S. has been asking about getting for many years. It will be revealed in the not too distant future and will need a vote by Mexico’s Legislative body!..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2019
Of course, head on over to the left-wing media and you’ll hear the resounding claim that Trump’s deal was a failure. On Monday, Politico opined:
At 8:31 p.m. on Friday night, a triumphant President Donald Trump declared that the latest crisis of his own making would be averted, promising to hold off on stiff tariffs because Mexico agreed to “greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration.”
By Monday morning, the president’s victory lap had screeched to a halt.
As news outlets began chipping away at the agreement’s veneer, pointing out that it wasn’t the game-changer that Trump made it out to be, the president started lashing out, painting himself as a victim and insisting that he’s not getting the credit he deserves.
It’s a familiar pattern for Trump. As his presidency reaches the 2.5-year mark, he is more aggrieved than ever, telling advisers that he believes he’ll never get fair treatment from the media and establishment politicians that he believes hate him.
.@SecPompeo: We’ve got work ahead of us to implement what we agreed to, not just in the Joint Declaration, but the approach for Central America we agreed to last December. As President @realDonaldTrump tweeted, he has full confidence #Mexico will fulfill our shared commitments. pic.twitter.com/zOb7dxbfJN
— Department of State (@StateDept) June 10, 2019