Mexico fulfilled all migration enforcement vows ahead of US deadline: Marcelo Ebrard

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San Salvador, July 20: Mexico’s foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard has on Friday said the nation has fulfilled its commitments of migration enforcement in order to stem the illegal flow of migrants from Central America to the United States, as a deadline under a bilateral agreement approaches.

According to Reuters news reports, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo is scheduled for Sunday to pay an official visit to Mexico City to hold discussions over trade and migration with Ebrard.

Pompeo’s visit would come a day ahead of a 45-day period deadline under which the government of Mexico has vowed to significantly reduce the number of migrants trying to cross the southern US border illegally seeking refuge.

“We have complied (with the deal), so I don’t see a problem,” Ebrard said.

While interacting with reporters in El Salvador, the Mexican foreign minister said Mexico had completed its commitments to support financial development in Central America.

On Thursday,  Mexico has told the United States consistently it isn’t prepared to ink an arrangement compelling refuge seekers heading to Washington to initially seek safe haven in Mexico, ahead of the Monday deadline, Mexico’s ambassador to the US said.

Ambassador Martha Barcena rejected the purported “safe third country” deal days before the check runs out on an arrangement ink with US President Donald Trump in June.

Under the commitment, Mexico deflected reformatory tariffs by vowing to stem the progression of an illicit migrant flow from Central America to the US by July 22.

If it failed, Latin America’s second-biggest economy would need to acknowledge safe-third-nation status.

Her statements come days ahead of Mexico’s foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard is scheduled this weekend to hold a meeting with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Mexico City to discuss trade and immigration.

 

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