Like Clockwork, Trump Cucks on Mexico Tariffs

Obama also encouraged Mexico to strengthen its southern border security, and sent WOLA to the Guatemala–Mexico border to check on the border security and this is part of what they put in their report back to the Whitehouse.

Mexican Agencies with Border Security Responsibilities

  • National Migration Institute ( Instituto Nacional de Migración , INM): A unit within the Interior Secretariat, the INM is charged with enforcing Mexican immigration law and protecting migrants. Violations of this law, such as being present in Mexico without proper documentation, are considered administrative, not criminal, offenses.
    As of 2013, according to a study by the Mexican think-tank Democracy and Security Institute ( Instituto para la Seguridad y la Democracia , INSYDE), the INM “had a total of 5,875 authorized positions, 346 Delegations and Sub-Delegations (both Federal and Local) throughout the country, and it is responsible for migration control in 191 international transit areas, including 65 international airports, 67 deep-water ports, and 59 land-border crossings. This last figure excludes countless checkpoints that the INM maintains in the interior of Mexico.”
  • Navy/Marines ( Secretaría de Marina-Armada , SEMAR): Mexico’s Navy and Marines have about 54,000 members nationwide (2012). In the southern border zone, it carries out duties similar to those of the Army, along with coastal and riverine patrols. Since 2010 SEMAR has been constructing a network of 12 new “Advanced Naval Stations” ( Estaciones Navales Avanzadas , ENA) in Chiapas and Quintana Roo, with detachments of 54 or 108 Marines in each. In June 2013 Mexico’s Secretariat of the Interior stated that SEMAR is in charge of southern border security. The Marines tend to work more closely with U.S. counterparts than does the Army. U.S. officials mentioned to us that assistance is helping to construct at least two Navy facilities in the southern border zone, but as of mid-2014 we have no further information.
  • Federal Police ( Policía Federal ): The approximately 37,000-member national police force, part of the Secretariat of the Interior, is the only unit legally able to help the INM enforce Mexican immigration law. Mexico’s 2011 Migration Law directs the Federal Police to assist and coordinate with the INM in revising the documentation and vehicles of people who seek to enter or leave the country.
  • Army ( Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional , SEDENA): Mexico’s Army, which together with its Air Force has about 208,000 members nationwide (2012), maintains checkpoints and carries out counter-trafficking and other security operations in the border zone. Troops are not charged with enforcing immigration law, although by numerous accounts they do inquire about individuals’ migration status. Mexico’s air force usesBrazilian radars and planes that the United States donated in the 1990s to operate SIVA, a system to monitor suspicious air traffic in the southern border zone.
  • Customs ( Servicio de Administración Tributaria , SAT): Part of the Treasury Secretariat, this agency monitors cross-border flows of goods.
  • Federal Attorney-General’s Office ( Procuraduría General de la República , PGR): The PGR is charged with investigating and prosecuting federal crimes, which include activities related to organized crime, drug trafficking, and the possession of weapons of exclusive military use.
  • Federal Ministerial Police ( Policía Federal Ministerial ): An investigative unit of the PGR, it emerged from the now-disbanded Federal Investigative Agency ( Agencia Federal de Investigaciones , AFI, similar to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation). In the border zone, this force is present at airports and highway checkpoints.
  • Chiapas State Police ( Secretaría de Seguridad y Protección Ciudadana ): Under a framework that the Chiapas state government calls “Citizen Power” ( Fuerza Ciudadana ), the state police have three divisions with border security responsibilities:
    • Preventive Police , whose duties, according to the force’s website, include “placing apprehended undocumented persons at the disposition of the National Migration Institute.”
    • Border Police , the only border-security unit in Mexico. The purpose of the 135-person force is to “safeguard the physical and patrimonial integrity of Chiapanecos (inhabitants of Chiapas) who reside near the borderline.”
    • Road Police , which operates along the main highways and other roads of state jurisdiction. It carries out periodic operations against human trafficking. When it captures undocumented migrants, this force turns them over to the INM.
  • Chiapas Attorney-General ( Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado , PGJ): The PGJ is charged with investigating and prosecuting crimes at the state level, which includes homicides as well as human trafficking. Chiapas is the only state with a Special Prosecutor for Crimes Against Migrants (Fiscalía Especializada en Delitos Cometidos Contra Migrantes).

I think Trump got Mexico to do exactly what he wanted them to do. To me that’s a success not a failure. If Mexico doesn’t hold up their end of the agreement then we can talk. Until then I’m going to put a notch in the belt for another win.


Really!! What did Mexico do??? Talk

They sent 6000 National Guard troops to their southern border for starters.

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As I posted two posts up, Mexico has had NMI, navy and marines, federal police, army, customs ■■■■■ FMP, CSP, preventive police, border police and road police, and CAG all participating in the security of their southern borders with combined apprehensions of 100,000 to 200,000 a year, and 400,000 the year Obama asked them to tighten security. This is nothing but a charade with Trump. He’s done nothing…again.

Mexico had been letting them in if they said they were only in the country to pass through to get to the United States. That stops now.

Thanks for posting that. I remember when that pledge was made and I was very unhappy about it.

The carrot didn’t work too well did it?

Wrong, they weren’t “letting” them in, anymore than the US “let’s” them in. They apprehended and deported back to Guatemala, over a hundred thousand a year. Did some sneak in, yeah, a lot did, do some sneak into the US, yeah, a lot do…:man_shrugging:

Like I told you, Obama’s already been there and done that.

The United States and Mexico have apprehended nearly 1 million Salvadoran, Guatemalan, and Honduran migrants since 2010, deporting more than 800,000 of them, including more than 40,000 children. While the United States led in pace and number of apprehensions of Central Americans in 2010-2014, Mexico pulled ahead in 2015. That’s because of the pressure the Obama administration put on Mexico.

From the tweet:

Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!

Do you know something I dont, bc I havent found anything on that yet.

While the Obama administration invested in efforts to decrease violence in Central America and launched an ad campaign in the region to discourage migration, its mostsuccessful effort to limit migration involved pressuring the Mexican government to launch a massive crackdown on northward migration.


In July of 2014, Mexico’s then-President Enrique Peña Nieto announced his country’s new “Programa Frontera Sur”—Southern Border Plan. The plan, which has since become the centerpiece of the enormous growth of Mexico’s immigration enforcement machine, began by significantly increasing security at more than 12 important crossings along Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala and Belize, and ramping up enforcement along popular migration routes. Mexico also began to deport Central Americans (and migrants of other nationalities), many of whom were trying to reach the U.S., at unprecedented rates.

Genuinely curious about how this turns out. I suspect that the Mexican troops ain’t gonna do jack shit, but just hang out near the border giving Guats a wink as they walk by.

Yet, it’s a great opportunity for President Kushner to stop the tariffs without Trump losing support. Normies won’t remember by next week, anyway.

And the tequila people know this…

Very soon we will see that Mexico isn’t stopping anything at all, and Trump isn’t going to act or even mention the whole thing ever again. We’ve seen it all before, countless times. God damn it people, don’t be ridiculous. It’s the same damn playbook, every single time.

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You’re an imbecile. You don’t know Jack

For many, it was vintage Trump behavior: trigger a crisis and let it simmer for a while, then declare it resolved and take credit.

That post is so stupid its not worth even correcting.

What will you do with that notch. Maybe you should wait for confirmation…:man_shrugging:

The agreement leaves open the possibility that the deal could be altered if progress is not considered sufficient. “Both parties also agree that, in the event the measures adopted do not have the expected results, they will take further actions,” the agreement said.

Under the agreement, the U.S. will also “immediately” expand its Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the “Remain-in-Mexico” policy, which started at the end of January. Individuals who are trying to come to the U.S. to seek asylum will be returned to Mexico to wait for their asylum claims to be heard in court. Mexico said that it will offer jobs, healthcare and education to the asylum-seekers.

In a series of tweets Saturday morning, Mr. Trump continued defending his last-minute decision call off the tariffs, blaming the media for perceived negative reporting. He also said Mexico had agreed to purchase “large quantities” of agricultural product from American farmers

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As though nothing ever happened because nothing was ever going to happen…

6000 troops to secure MX’s southern border. I’d say he gave up a lot.

What a load. 800,000 “immigrant families” and “unaccompanied minors” created the emergency after the federal judges repeatedly shot down his immigration control policies.

As soon as the word was out that the courts would not allow him to stop the influx the floodgates were opened.