Tom Homan to serve as "border czar", Trump announces

Evarado Alatorre
Junio 17, 2019

The U.S. can even prolong its "Dwell-in Mexico" coverage of returning asylum candidates to Mexico whereas their claims are processed.

The June 7 deal would require migrants shifting to the border by Mexico to survey asylum there, and for Mexico to title adjustments in home law to place in power the settlement, The Wall Avenue Journal reported.

Homan is a veteran of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and served as the agency's acting head during the first year of Trump's presidency.

The agreement entails a clause by which, if the US determines that the measures adopted by Mexico have not achieved ample ends in stopping migrant flows after 45 days, then "Mexico will select all vital steps under home legislation to bring the agreement into force".

According to a joint declaration issued by the State Department and Mexico last week, Mexico will take "unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration, to include the deployment of its National Guard throughout Mexico, giving priority to its southern border".

He has been working lately as a contributor and commentator for Fox News, where he is a vocal supporter of Mr. Trump's border security proposals.

"Tom Homan's coming back", the president said on "Fox & Friends". The U.S. committed to accelerate asylum claims while Mexico said it will "offer jobs, healthcare and education according to its principles".

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The supplementary agreement states that if the US deems, after 45 days from the joint declaration, that Mexico has still not sufficiently managed the illegal immigration crisis, "Mexico will take all necessary steps under domestic law to bring the agreement into force".

Additionally, the side agreement reveals that Mexico has left the door open to becoming a "safe third country", an option their government had adamantly opposed before the start of the negations.

Any such deal would have to go through Mexico's Senate - and lawmakers there look ready for a fight.

Her colleague Damian Zepeda of conservative opposition party PAN accused the executive branch of getting run over by the Trump administration.

There was even criticism from some in the president's party, Morena, which holds strong majorities in both houses.

Particularly, Mexico would seek support from United Nations agencies such as the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), he said.

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