'Thank you President T': Trump tweets as holiday break ends

'Thank you President T': Trump tweets as holiday break ends

'Thank you President T': Trump tweets as holiday break ends

That changed this week as Donald Trump claimed all migrants will stay in Mexico until their claims are processed.

Yet the same official was quoted earlier Saturday by The Washington Post as saying that the incoming administration of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had agreed to a plan that would allow migrants to stay in Mexico as a "short-term solution".

"There is no agreement of any sort between the incoming Mexican government and the US government", future Interior Minister Olga Sanchez told Reuters on Saturday, contradicting both Trump and an earlier Washington Post report that said a deal ― albeit an informal one ― had been struck between the two governments.

"Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court", he tweeted.

Yesterday Trump threatened that the USA will take any and all steps to prevent the migrants from entering the country.

Mexico's incoming leadership is denying a published report that it had agreed to a Trump administration proposal requiring asylum seekers arriving at the southwest border to wait in Mexico as USA authorities consider their claims for safe haven.

This is despite media reports saying the new government had agreed to a "Remain in Mexico" policy during United States background checks as a "short term solution".

The deal was seen as a way to dissuade thousands of Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the USA, a process that can take years.

The Washington Post quoted Mexican domestic policy adviser Olga Sánchez Cordero as saying, "For now, we have agreed to this policy of Remain in Mexico".

"Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form", he wrote, claiming, without evidence, that "it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer".

Hundreds of the migrants lined up this week at a special jobs fair set up for them in the manufacturing city, but others remain determined to reach the US.

In effect, Mexican border towns are already acting as waiting rooms for migrants hoping to start new lives in the US due to bottlenecks at the border.

Mr Trump also said the U.S. would consider closing the southern border if the administration deemed it necessary, and has said he would use lethal force on the migrants.

The White House has also pushed an alternative "safe third country" approach in talks with Mexican officials.

"There is no agreement of any sort between the future Mexican federal government and the US", the incoming interior minister said in a statement.

His tweets were interpreted as possible confirmation of the alleged deal between the USA and Obrador's administration.

They include designating Mexico a "safe third" country - preventing asylum seekers claiming sanctuary in the United States on the basis they had been offered haven in Mexico.

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