Monday, September 9, 2019

90 Days of US-Mexico Immigration Accord

Three months ago on June 7, the US and Mexico reached an accord on immigration under threat of a tariff war. As 90-days approaches, this AP explainer details the state of affairs over the 90-days that the agreement has been in force. The agreement is being reviewed during the week of September 9. If both countries are satisfied, it will continue; if the US does not think Mexico has made sufficient progress on stemming migration, it could activate a "complementary agreement" that would formally make Mexico a safe country.

If both countries are satisfied it's likely that everything will continue the same even though the growing numbers of migrants waiting in Mexico could become explosive.

If Washington doesn't think the accomplishments have been sufficient, it could activate the "complementary agreement" also from June 7 that would formally make Mexico a safe third country. In that case, Mexico would prefer that Central American nations come to similar agreements so each would carry the responsibility of having asylum seekers wait there, thus sharing the burden.

In that case, Mexico would prefer that Central American nations come to similar agreements so each would carry the responsibility of having asylum seekers wait there, thus sharing the burden.

 

MHC

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