Mexico agreement violates migrants’ rights, says Pelosi

The Democratic leader criticized President Donald Trump for his policy of negotiating with “threats and tantrums.”

The White House’s immigration agreement with Mexico violates the rights of asylum seekers, said the Democratic leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. , who criticized President Donald Trump for its policy of negotiating with “threats and tantrums.”

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The Trump administration agreement with Mexico violates the rights of asylum seekers under US federal law ” and does not address the root causes of Central American migration to”, Pelosi said in a statement published on Saturday and cited by US media.

The president of the House of Representatives also criticized the negotiation tactics used by Trump with Mexico, which he described as “an imprudent threat to impose tariffs on our close friend and neighbor to the south. ”

“Threats and tantrums are not a way to negotiate foreign policy,” said Pelosi, who pointed out that with that, Trump “has undermined the preeminent leadership role of the United States in the world.”

“We are deeply disappointed by the administration’s expansion of its failed policy of (forcing asylum seekers) to stay in Mexico, which violates the rights of asylum seekers under US law and does not address the causes fundamentals of Central American migration, “said Pelosi.

The statement was Pelosi’s first comment on yesterday’s agreement between the United States and Mexico, and after President Trump criticized Pelosi on Saturday for the delay in the legislative process on the trade agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada ( USMCA).

Trump announced on May 30 that it would impose a tariff progressive from 5 to 25 percent all goods imported from Mexico as of June 10, if the neighboring country did not take measures to stop the flow of migrants from Central America to the United States.

The announcement of Trump faced the rejection even of the Republicans in the Congress, by its decision to tie the policy of migration with the commerce, which would have harmed to American companies and consumers.

After the agreement reached the day before, Trump wrote on Twitter: “I would like to thank the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, along with all the representatives of the United States and Mexico, for working so hard to achieve our agreement on immigration. ”

Source: Milenio

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