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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mexico's government on Friday released a copy of a letter that President Trump touted in front of cameras earlier this week in teasing additional details of a deal reached with the country to stem the flow of migrants heading toward the U.S.

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OMFG!

If that is the true letter (and I am not giving it any credibility at this point), what is says is that the "secret agreement" that Pres Trump has trumpeted is nothing more than an agreement to negotiate in the future.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-14 10:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"secret agreement" that Pres Trump has trumpeted is nothing more than an agreement to negotiate in the future.

Trump was exaggerating how great he is?

I can believe that.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-06-14 10:17 PM | Reply


Mexico releases copy of letter touted by Trump
thehill.com

... Mexico's government on Friday released a copy of a letter that President Trump touted in front of cameras earlier this week in teasing additional details of a deal reached with the country to stem the flow of migrants heading toward the U.S.

The letter, first published by the Mexican newspaper Reforma, states that the U.S. and Mexico "will immediately begin discussions to establish definitive terms for a binding bilateral agreement to further address burden-sharing and the assignment of responsibility for processing refugee claims of migrants."

The document, signed and dated June 7, states that under such an agreement both countries would commit to "accept the return and process refugee status claims, of third-party nationals who have crossed that party's territory to arrive at a port of entry or between ports of entry of the other party." ...


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-14 10:35 PM | Reply

So Trump was lying?????
Has he told the truth even once in his life?

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-15 01:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#4 ... Has he told the truth even once in his life? ...

That's a loaded question.

"told the truth"...

Does that mean that he believes what he is saying?

- or -

Does that mean that he believes what he is saying.

OK, now you may know why I think it is a loaded question.

My view is that Pres Trump has many voices bouncing around in his head. Each one of those voices has a different view of the world and reality.

So, whenever Pres Trump speaks, the reality to him for that particular voice is what he says. But the actual reality to the world listening to him is based upon one Pres Trump. So the world hears many conflicting statements and is left to figure out just what Pres Trump really thinks and means.

Unfortunately for the world, my current view is that Pres Trump is incapable of that level of coherence.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-15 02:00 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

This a a description of the "supplementary agreement" from the AFP:

The document is a "supplementary agreement" to the deal the US and Mexico signed last Friday, and outlines additional measures the two sides agree to take.

The two countries "will immediately begin discussions to establish definitive terms for a binding bilateral agreement to further address burden-sharing and the assignment of responsibility for processing refugee status claims of migrants," it says.

Under that "binding bilateral agreement," the countries "would accept the return, and process refugee status claims, of third-party nationals who have crossed that party's territory to arrive" in the neighboring country, it says.

That language appears to resemble Trump's demand for a "safe third country" agreement in which migrants entering Mexican territory would have to seek asylum there, not the United States, and be immediately deported to Mexico if they entered the US.

The document adds that the agreement would be "part of a regional approach" to dealing with undocumented migrants and refugees.

"Mexico also commits to immediately begin examining domestic laws and regulations with a view to identifying any changes that may be necessary to bring into force and implement such an agreement," it says.

Under last Friday's main deal, Mexico agreed to deploy 6,000 National Guardsmen to reinforce its southern border, and to expand its policy of taking back migrants as the United States processes their asylum claims.

If after 45 days the US decides, "at its discretion and after consultation with Mexico," that those measures are not enough, Mexico "will take all necessary steps under domestic law to bring the (binding bilateral) agreement into force with a view to ensuring that the agreement will enter into force within 45 days," the document concludes.

Interesting in that it seems like Mexico is going to become as close to a safe third country as they can get without officially being designated as one.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-15 01:01 PM | Reply

- a safe third country

Mexico is already a safe third country. Lots of jobs too. Agriculture, hotels and resorts, auto manufacturing.

Also, I heard they speak Spanish. It's an almost perfect place to settle down, raise a family with your kidnapped children,

and escape all those nasty Central American problems.

Together... #Mex-I-CAN!

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-15 01:19 PM | Reply

--Also, I heard they speak Spanish.

And they're mostly Catholics. Assimilation is so easy, even clownshack could do it.

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-15 01:26 PM | Reply

What happened to that secret agricultural agreement that Trump probably lied about so American farmers wouldn't break ranks and bolt?

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-06-16 08:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Mexico Agreed to Take Border Actions Months Before Trump Announced Tariff Deal

www.nytimes.com

The orange sloth is lying AGAIN.

#10 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-06-16 10:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

you have to think that there is a "trump doctrine" in play when any foreign country has dealings with another country and the deal, on either end, can/will intersect with american interests.

#11 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-06-16 03:42 PM | Reply

#5 your post is true, i still gave you a Funny. are you suggesting Tdump is bipolar? -rolf
why is that funny to me?

#12 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-06-16 06:35 PM | Reply

#6 redundant.

#13 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-06-16 06:36 PM | Reply

#7 it is nice. you should definitely move there. for you? i suggest Mex-U-Go City.

#14 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-06-16 06:39 PM | Reply

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