No deal reached with Mexico over tariff, immigration: Trump

President Trump tweeted Wednesday no deal has been reached with Mexico over tariffs and immigration and would be inclined with his threat of imposing a 5 percent levy on important goods from the country if the two nations fail to reach to an agreement on immigration enforcement.

However, talks between United States and Mexico will continue on Thursday hoping for a positive outcome as the move would dismiss opposition from Trump’s own party and strong economy could also be risked.

The move comes following a 90-minute meeting between Vice President Mike Pence and Mexico’s foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard.

A source said Ebrard acknowledged crisis on the US-Mexico border while Pence said the steps taken are not enough and more need to be done to curtail immigration flow from the country to US.

Last month about 144,000 migrants were arrested or encountered on the border. The figure was more than April by 32 percent and was highest monthly total in past 13 years.

Data from US Customs and Border Protection reveals about 133,000 of those including 11,000 unaccompanied children crossed illegally in May.

Pence tweeted, “Negotiations will continue. Progress was made but as @POTUS said ‘not nearly enough.’ @SecPompeo, @DHSMcAleenan, & I made clear: Mexico must do more to address the urgent crisis at our Southern Border.”

A source said Ebrard acknowledged crisis on the US-Mexico border while Pence said the steps taken are not enough and more need to be done to curtail immigration flow from the country to US.

In optimistic comment Ebrard said, “We are optimistic because we had a good meeting with respectable position from both parts.”

He added the talks were focused on immigration and not on tariffs.

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