On June 7, 2019, the United States and Mexico reached a deal to combat the migration crisis that averted the U.S. imposing tariffs on Mexico and possible Mexican retaliation. The deal delays the threat of the 5 percent escalating tariffs on all Mexican imports that were set to go into effect on June 10, 2019.
The United States and Mexico commit to:
- Mexican Enforcement Surge; and
- Migrant Protection Protocol
Both parties agree that if the measures adopted do not have the expected results, they will take further actions.
A review of the agreed upon actions to address irregular migrant flows and asylum issues will be done within 90 days and new measures will be implemented if necessary.
View the entire statement from the State Department here.