Trump Discuss Immigration and Border Security with Mexican President

March 07, 2018

US president, Donald Trump, talked with the Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, and gave condolences for the lives lost when a military helicopter crashed in Oaxaca, killing 13 people and injuring 13. The incident occurred in the last week when the military was assessing the region, which was hit by 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

A spokesperson from the White House said that Donald Trump offered his condolences to the president and the families that lost their loved ones. The administrative also said that Peña Nieto responded to Trump and also reciprocated condolences for the lives lost during the shooting in a high school in Parkland, Florida. At the same time, Trump assured the Mexican president that the US will definitely partner with Mexico for trade and also discuss immigration and border security. Luis Videgaray, the foreign secretary of Mexico, was in Washington last week to discuss issues like border security, competitiveness, and immigration with senior officials at the White House.

Trump and Peña Nieto along with Justin Trudeau are scheduled to meet around March 5, 2018, deadline given to the Congress to pass a decision for the future of Dreamers and the DACA policy, to discuss on the same issues. There have been six discussions until now related to the North American Free Trade Agreement and only in the last one, which was held on January 29, some progress was made. Robert Lighthizer, the US trade representative, said that they owe to the people who are living a life of uncertainty. It is challenging to negotiate with a group of three because many complicated topics come up that need to be solved first.

Mexican wall

Peña Nieto is absolutely against the wall on US Mexico border and even refused to meet Trump when he announced it in January 2017. Lighthizer said that if the Mexican president refuses to fund the border wall, the issue will drop for some time.

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