Categories for Mexico

27,235. 8/6/2019

IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The number of Mexicans refused immigrant visas to the U.S. because they might become dependent on government benefits skyrocketed under President Donald Trump, according to State Department data obtained by POLITICO. Between Oct. 1 and July 29, the State Department denied 5,343 immigrant visa applications for Mexican nationals on the grounds that the applicants were so poor or infirm that they risked becoming a ‘public charge,’ according to the statistics. That’s up from just seven denials for Mexican applicants in fiscal year 2016, the last full year under former President Barack Obama. The number of public charge denials for applicants from all nations also rose during the past year. Preliminary data obtained by POLITICO shows 12,179 visa rejections on public charge grounds through July 29 — which puts the department on pace to surpass last year’s total. The State Department disqualified only 1,033 people on public charge grounds in fiscal 2016.”

Ted Hesson, “Exclusive: Visa denials to poor Mexicans skyrocket under Trump’s State Department,” Politico, August 6, 2019 6:09 pm


27,233. 8/6/2019

BORDER/ENVIRONMENT/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “Environmentalists have asked a judge to stop a plan to replace existing vehicle barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, arguing the Trump administration unlawfully waived dozens of laws as part of the project that will ultimately damage wildlife habitat. The injunction request filed Tuesday seeks to halt work on 68 miles (109 kilometers) of replacement barriers at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and San Pedro National Conservation Area before the start of construction on Aug. 21…The barriers currently at the three sites block vehicles from passing but still allow wildlife to move through. Environmental groups said the 30-foot (9.1-meter) replacement bollards that the Trump administration plans to erect would prevent the cross-border migration of wildlife. The replacement barriers would negatively affect the movement of bighorn sheep and the endangered Sonoran pronghorn at Organ Pipe and Cabeza Prieta, the environmental groups argued.”

Jacques Billeaud, “Groups tries to stop Trump’s border-wall efforts in Arizona,” The Associated Press, August 6, 2019

27,070. 7/31/2019

CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Guatemala’s refugee agency meets only sporadically and operates on a bare-bones basis, adding to doubts about how the crime-wracked, impoverished Central American country will cope with a surge in asylum-seekers under a deal signed with Washington. Guatemala’s shortcomings raise doubts about U.S. migration deal signed with Washington.Under Friday’s [8-2-19] accord, Guatemala becomes a so-called ‘safe third country,’ turning it into a buffer zone for migrants trying to reach the United States, and potentially lifting applications for asylum in Guatemala from a few hundred a year to tens of thousands. U.S. President Donald Trump has pushed Mexico and Guatemala to sign such agreements to make asylum-seekers passing through their territory solicit safe haven in those countries, and not in the United States.”

Sophia Menchu, “Guatemala’s shortcomings raise doubts about U.S. migration deal,” Reuters, July 31, 2019 12:06 pm

26,817. 7/22/2019

CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mexico has sharply reduced migration across its territory toward the United States, officials say, and recent polls suggest hardening local attitudes toward migrants who remain in the country. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced Monday [7-22-19] that Mexico had reduced northward migration by 36.2%. He credited the National Guard and a tightening of immigration enforcement for the change, all part of a 45-day trial to prove to the United States that measures to stem migration are working. Ebrard’s announcement comes on the heels of a poll released last week that suggests attitudes are changing in a country that welcomed many migrants just a year ago, when ordinary citizens offered food and donations to people making their way from Central and South America to the US-Mexico border. The poll, conducted by the Washington Post and Mexican newspaper Reforma, showed a sizable majority of Mexicans feel that increased migration through the country from Central America is a burden on their economy and services. Just over half also favor deporting more migrants, according to the poll.”

Natalie Gallón, Nick Paton Walsh and Tatiana Arias, “Mexico: US-bound migration has been cut by 30%,” CNN Politics,, July 22, 2019 7:05 pm

26,816. 7/22/2019

BORDER/ICE/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun using DNA testing at seven locations along the southern border to identify individuals who pose as families, the agency said Monday [7-22-19]. The implementation of DNA testing along parts of the US-Mexico border is part of a concerted effort by the Trump administration to crack down on illegal immigration, as the number of apprehensions at the border continue to outpace recent years. The DNA testing, in particular, takes direct aim at individuals posing as families amid the increase in families at the border. The administration has argued that people are using children to get into the US, knowing they’ll be released. Out of the 102 family DNA tests administered last week, 85 were found to have a familial connection, ICE said. Seventeen came out negative, and 16 of those were referred for prosecution. Migrants have to consent to the test, which can provide results in about 90 minutes. The information collected in the DNA test is not stored or shared, ICE says.”

-Priscilla Alvarez, “ICE ramps up DNA testing for migrant families along the southern border,” CNN Politics,, July 22, 2019 6:51 pm

26,523. 7/12/2019

BORDER/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: Earlier this year President @realDonaldTrump declared the border crisis a national emergency and today Mexico is doing more to secu…”

Donald Trump,, July 12, 2019 5:14 pm

26,507. 7/12/2019

AUTO INDUSTRY/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….companies to come to the USA and to get companies that have left us for other lands to COME BACK HOME. We stupidly lost 30% of our auto business to Mexico. If the Tariffs went on at the higher level, they would all come back, and fast. But very happy with the deal I made,…”

Donald Trump,, July 12, 2019 7:48 am

26,506. 7/12/2019

CHINA/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…..if Mexico produces (which I think they will). Biggest part of deal with Mexico has not yet been revealed! China is similar, except they devalue currency & subsidize companies to lessen effect of 25% Tariffs. So far, little effect to consumers. Companies will relocate to U.S.”

Donald Trump,, July 12, 2019 7:48 am

26,482. 7/11/2019

CANADA/JOBS/MEXICO/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @PAChamber: Trade with Canada and Mexico supports more than 12 million American jobs in every state in the Union. In fact, 49 U.S. state…”

Donald Trump,, July 11, 2019 10:26 pm

26,457. 7/11/2019

AGRICULTURE/BORDER/CHINA/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mexico is doing great at the Border, but China is letting us down in that they have not been buying the agricultural products from our great Farmers that they said they would. Hopefully they will start soon!” 

Donald Trump,, July 11, 2019 9:04 am

26,246. 7/3/2019

BORDER/DEMS/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mexico is doing a far better job than the Democrats on the Border. Thank you Mexico!” 

Donald Trump,, July 3, 2019 3:23 pm

26,137. 6/28/2019

BORDER/DHS/IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Friday [6-28-19] that it appears there will be a 25% decrease in June in numbers of migrants crossing at the US-Mexico border. More than 144,000 migrants had been encountered or arrested at the US-Mexico border in May, the highest monthly total in 13 years. McAleenan credited Trump administration initiatives, especially the increase in interdictions by Mexico over the past three weeks and the return of some asylum seekers to Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceeds, a program McAleenan says is being expanded. That program, however, is being fought in court, including by a union representing asylum officers which opposes the initiative. A dip in border crossings is common during the hot summer months, though McAleenan downplayed the role of seasonal trends in migration, saying that he expects to be able to tell by late July if these initiatives will have a sustained impact. Over recent months, there’s been a dramatic spike in apprehensions at the southern border, particularly of families and unaccompanied minors — overwhelming the administration and prompting a request for emergency funding to the border.”

Priscilla Alvarez, “Administration forecasts 25% decrease in migrant apprehensions at US-Mexico border in June,” CNN Politics,, June 28, 2019 4:54 pm

26,040. 6/26/2019

MEXICO/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @mike_pence: What Americans hear tomorrow night will only confirm that Mexico has done more in the last 10 DAYS to secure the southern b…”

Donald Trump,, June 26, 2019 5:47 am

25,998. 6/25/2019

BORDER/DEMS/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: Mexico is keeping its promise & now sending 15,000 troops to border to help with crisis. Meanwhile Dems won’t fund beds for migrant…

Donald Trump,, June 25, 2019 6:58 am

25,967. 6/24/2019

BORDER/CONGRESS/DEMS/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: Mexico has done more to secure our border in 10 days than Democrats in Congress have in 10 YEARS. The time to put Americans first i…”

Donald Trump,, June 24, 2019 6:03 am

25,960. 6/23/2019

BORDER/DEMS/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I want to give the Democrats every last chance to quickly negotiate simple changes to Asylum and Loopholes. This will fix the Southern Border, together with the help that Mexico is now giving us. Probably won’t happen, but worth a try. Two weeks and big Deportation begins!”

Donald Trump,, June 23, 2019 7:13 am

25,929. 6/21/2019

BORDER/CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The air is thick with humidity on the Suchiate River that separates Mexico from Guatemala. Yet the pontoon men are busy as usual. Using long poles, they strain as they push wooden rafts lashed to huge inner tubes from one bank to the other, illegally but openly ferrying goods and humans from one country to the other for the equivalent of just over a dollar a head. This is how many migrants enter Mexico on their journey north to the United States. They come from many places, but mainly the ‘Northern Triangle’ countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Increasingly, they come from other nations too, including Cuba, Haiti, and a number of African nations. These are the people US President Donald Trump — using tariffs as a weapon — has demanded Mexico somehow halt in their tracks…Amid so many heartbreaking cases, the Gonzalez Trejo family from Honduras stood out: The matriarch, Juana Isabel wept as she told us that three generations of the family — the youngest just five months old — had been sleeping on the streets for more than a week in the stifling heat and afternoon downpours, waiting for their next processing appointment, still nearly a month away.”

Michael Holmes and Natalie Gallón, “Can Mexico fix the migrant crisis?,” CNN Politics,, June 21, 2019 2:39 pm

25,926. 6/21/2019

BORDER/IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States is more than doubling the number of asylum seekers it returns to Mexico in one city and adding groups like Cubans as it rapidly expands a policy to make migrants wait out claims south of the border, Mexican and U.S. officials said. The policy, known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), is being applied to all Spanish-speaking asylum seekers, other than Mexicans, at three U.S.-Mexico border crossings, said a U.S. government official familiar with the program, who asked not to be named. The Trump administration plans to expand the program, which faces court challenges, across the border to act as a deterrent to frivolous asylum claims during a surge in Central American migrant families. A U.S. Department of Homeland Security official said the administration was considering building temporary immigration courts along the border to process MPP returnees. The MPP expansion follows Mexico’s agreement earlier this month to receive thousands more migrants under the program.”

Julio-Cesar Chavez, Andrew Hay, “U.S. ramps up returns of asylum seekers to Mexico, adding Cubans,” Reuters, June 21, 2019 12:43 pm

25,873. 6/19/2019

MEXICO/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Congratulations to President Lopez Obrador — Mexico voted to ratify the USMCA today by a huge margin. Time for Congress to do the same here!”

Donald Trump,, June 19, 2019 6:01 pm

25,821. 6/17/2019

ICE/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people…….” 

Donald Trump,, June 17, 2019 8:20 pm

25,808. 6/16/2019

MEXICO/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @LindseyGrahamSC: Very glad to see Mexico working with President @realDonaldTrump to up their game and deal with immigration from Centra…”

Donald Trump,, June 16, 2019 8:51 pm

25,624. 6/11/2019

MEXICO/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Tuesday [6-11-19] waved a piece of paper that he said was part of a ‘very long and very good’ secret agreement with Mexico, refusing to describe it but vowing that it will go into effect whenever he wants it to. The president’s dramatic flourish, delivered as he left the White House for a trip to Iowa, came a day after Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s foreign minister, publicly denied that his country had reached an undisclosed immigration agreement with the United States. Also Tuesday, Mr. Ebrard again said that there was no additional deal beyond what both governments had announced on Friday [6-7-19]. ‘We don’t have anything to hide,’ he said. Reading from a letter that he had sent to the Mexican Senate, Mr. Ebrard gave a detailed account of the negotiations between the Mexican and United States governments, emphasizing how American officials had repeatedly insisted that Mexico sign an agreement that would require migrants traveling through Mexico to seek asylum there rather than in the United States — an agreement known as ‘safe third country.’”

Michael D. Shear, “Trump Brags About Mexico Deal, but Reveals No Details,” The New York Times online, June 11, 2019

25,616. 6/11/2019

DEMS/MEDIA/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump teased a group of reporters on the South Lawn Tuesday [6-11-19] by waving around what he said was a one-page deal with Mexico…Trump refused to disclose details of the document, but continued to emphasize his supposed strong relationship with Mexico. The president then took a jab at the Democrats, saying, ‘We want the Democrats to help us as much as Mexico, and then we’ll have absolutely no problem at the border.’ The president has been fighting back against skepticism about the trade and immigration deal announced Friday [6-7-19] that allowed Trump to back off from his threat to impose escalating tariffs on Mexico. Trump claimed victory and said he had extracted significant concessions that would slow the number of migrants crossing the border and would force Mexico to buy large amounts of U.S. agricultural products. But Mexican officials have pushed back against some of Trump’s claims, and news reports have questioned whether there was much new at all in the deal.”

Pia Deshpande and Adam Behsdi, “Trump taunts journalists with supposed one-page Mexico deal,” Politico, June 11, 2019 3:32 pm

25,612. 6/11/2019

CHINA/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….If Mexico produces (which I think they will). Biggest part of deal with Mexico has not yet been revealed! China is similar, except they devalue currency and subsidize companies to lessen effect of 25% Tariff. So far, little effect to consumer. Companies will relocate to U.S.”

Donald Trump,, June 11, 2019 8:14 am

25,611. 6/11/2019

AUTO INDUSTRY/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…Companies to come to the U.S.A and to get companies that have left us for other lands to come back home. We stupidly lost 30% of our auto business to Mexico. If the Tariffs went on at the higher level, they would all come back, and pass. But very happy with the deal I made,…” 

Donald Trump,, June 11, 2019 8:12 am