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United States and Mexico to discuss binding bilateral refugee agreement

  1. Date Announced

    June 7, 2019

    The US and Mexico sign Supplemental Agreement to Joint Statement published 6/7/19 indicating agreement to discuss a final binding agreement that will include burden-sharing of processing refugee status claims. Mexico also agrees to examine its laws in order to identify potential changes needed to implement a final refugee agreement. The United States will monitor Mexico's progress on the U.S.-Mexico Joint Statement after 45 days. [ID #401]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 7, 2019
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Border Refugees
Agencies Affected: USCIS ICE CBP

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Commentary

Mexico Releases Full Text of "Secret" Deal Trump Waved in Front of Reporters

The Mexican government presented the letter to the Mexican Senate on Friday as officials insisted it was not a binding bilateral agreement but rather an agreement to begin talks on what could eventually become a binding deal. Ever since the two countries reached an agreement earlier this month the Mexican government has taken pains to insist there was no secret agreement between the two nations, despite Trump’s repeated assurances to the contrary.

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