After threatening to impose tariffs on goods imported from Mexico, President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the two countries had reached an agreement to address immigration concerns.
“I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico,” he tweeted. “The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to……..stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!”
Though the tariff plan was met with criticism from both parties, several Republicans reacted positively to Trump’s announcement.
For Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., however, the tweet might not be convincing enough.
“This is an historic night!” he tweeted in response. “[Trump] has announced that he has a deal to ‘greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Now that that problem is solved, I’m sure we won’t be hearing anymore about it in the future.”