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Mexico eyes steps to cut immigrant flows to US border, says official

Trump on Thursday said he would introduce the tariffs, starting at 5 per cent on June 10 and quickly ratcheting higher if Mexico did not substantially halt illegal immigration

Reuters 

Mexico wants to sharpen existing measures in its bid to narrow a flood of Central American migrants to the US border, a top Mexican official said on Friday, ahead of planned meetings in Washington over tariffs threatened by President Donald Trump. Trump on Thursday said he would introduce the tariffs, starting at 5 per cent on June 10 and quickly ratcheting higher if Mexico did not substantially halt illegal immigration, largely from Central America, across the US-Mexican border. “To avoid these flows that go from Central America to the United States in large numbers I think ...

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First Published: Sat, June 01 2019. 18:42 IST
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