What Mexico has done to curb illegal immigration to United States, a look beyond Trump’s tweets

Less than three months ago, President Donald Trump was unequivocal in his assessment of Mexico’s efforts to stop illegal immigration to the United States: “Mexico is doing NOTHING to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country,” he tweeted March 28.

Now, he claims that Mexico is a greater help than America’s own elected leaders: “Now with our new deal, Mexico is doing more for the USA on Illegal Immigration than the Democrats,” Trump tweeted June 10.

Trump’s tune changed after a June 7 agreement between the United States and Mexico that seeks to curb the number of people seeking asylum at the southern U.S. border. The impact of that agreement — which Trump claims contains a yet-to-be-revealed provision — remains to be seen. Mexico, meanwhile, says all the details are already in the open, denying Trump’s statements that there are additional, unreleased parts to the

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