WaPo: Say, it looks like Trump won his tariff battle with Mexico after all

Dec 2014
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For a country that supposedly only agreed to the status quo, Mexico seems pretty busy making a lot of changes. Almost as soon as Donald Trump announced an agreement with Mexico to sharply reduce the flow of illegal immigration to the US border, the US media rushed to call it a defeat. Trump didn’t get anything Mexico hadn’t already agreed to do, and news outlets concluded that Trump caved rather than apply the tariffs.

If that’s the case, though, why is Mexico rushing to build a security apparatus in “weeks”? The Washington Post reports today that Mexico is feeling the pressure:

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“In the meeting with the vice president of the United States,” Ebrard told reporters on Monday, “they were insistent on the safe third country issue. We told them — I think it was the most important achievement of the negotiations — ‘let’s set a time period to see if what Mexico is proposing will work, and if not, we’ll sit down and see what additional measures’ [are required].” If the numbers of migrants hitting the U.S. border do not decline appreciably, Ebrard said, Mexico might have to adopt the protocol to avoid damaging tariffs.​

The Post notes that there’s another measure of Trump’s success, too. In March, the Mexican government started issuing “humanitarian visas” that ostensibly gave migrants the right to enter, but slowed the process of entry a bit. In reality, those allowed transit through the country to the US border undisturbed. After the agreement, that policy has been halted:


Periodically, Mexican officials emerged from the agency building to try to calm the crowd. But Pacheco and many others knew: Withholding those visas would help Mexico meet its 41-day deadline. Whispers of the U.S.-Mexico deal had spread among the crowd.​


“What we’re hearing is that things have changed,” she said.​


WaPo: Say, it looks like Trump won his tariff battle with Mexico after all
 
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Trump made the problem worse with his stupid policies. The numbers went up. He has a long way to go before the numbers go back down to what they were before he took office.He doesn't get credit for shit on immigration except the credit for making it worse.
 
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omg .... wonder if the media will cover .. how is cnn going to spin this one ..
There is nothing to spin. You can't argue that Trump fixed anything because he made it worse and if its' recovering at all I doubt it will go back to the same low level it was at before Trump took over. Let's make this simple: If under Obama the problem was at a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10 and under Trump it went from 5 to 10 Trump then doesn't get credit for bringing it to an 8 out of 10. Trump gets shit for not getting it under 5 and actually making it worse during his time in office not better.
 
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Team Prozac© will never credit President Trump, even as the WaPo tells 'em different.

What made the problem at the border worse is all the funding sent to encourage people to come here. Legal aid types going down there and telling them to claim asylum, and bring a child if they can. Leftists did that. Leftists want a never sending stream of illiterate third worlders streaming in.
 
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Trump made the problem worse with his stupid policies. The numbers went up. He has a long way to go before the numbers go back down to what they were before he took office.He doesn't get credit for shit on immigration except the credit for making it worse.
They went up because under Trump we are now getting actual reporting on the figures.

Under Obama they paid no attention to it so for every 1 they counted 10 more slipped in.

You have to identify the problem to know what to fix.

We are finally getting our border under control.

Thank you Mr. President.
 
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Team Prozac© will never credit President Trump, even as the WaPo tells 'em different.

What made the problem at the border worse is all the funding sent to encourage people to come here. Legal aid types going down there and telling them to claim asylum, and bring a child if they can. Leftists did that. Leftists want a never sending stream of illiterate third worlders streaming in.
So I guess you only believe the WP when it fits your bias??

Too damn funny