Biden reaches immigration deal with Mexico, other nations, similar to Trump-era agreement

President Joe Biden came into office clearly motivated to reverse as many of his predecessor’s immigration and border policies as possible, but he recently appeared to tacitly acknowledge that former President Donald Trump was on the right track in regard to at least one related issue.

The Biden administration recently struck a deal similar to one reached under the Trump administration by making arrangements with Mexico and certain Central American nations to increase their border security measures in hopes of stemming the tide of undocumented immigrants approaching the southern U.S. border.

“Ongoing over a period of time”

Rumors had swirled in recent weeks that such an agreement was underway with Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

The details reportedly include a surge of law enforcement and military personnel to the nations’ respective borders to dissuade migrants from continuing their journey to the U.S-Mexico border.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the development on Monday, indicating that such deals were in place and providing a few details on what the increased security measures would entail.

“So, Mexico made the decision to maintain 10,000 troops at its southern border, resulting in twice as many daily migrant interdictions,” she said. “Guatemala surged 1,500 police and military personnel to its southern border with Honduras and agreed to set up 12 checkpoints along the migratory route. Honduras surged 7,000 police and military to disperse a large contingent of migrants.”

Asked by one reporter if the agreements had been reached recently, Psaki said that would be a “fair” assessment to make, going on to note that “often these discussions are ongoing over a period of time and take place at several levels of the government, both here and within these countries.”

“To protect those children”

As for the purpose of the arrangements, she added: “I think the objective is to make it more difficult to make the journey and make crossing the borders … more difficult.”

The questions for Psaki came on the heels of earlier remarks by White House official Tyler Moran, who discussed the immigration and border security issues more broadly during an MSNBC appearance.

“We’ve secured agreements for them to put more troops on their own border,” he said on Monday morning. “Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala have all agreed to do this. That not only is going to prevent the traffickers and the smugglers and cartels that take advantage of the kids on their way here but also to protect those children.”

As the New York Post noted, the “Trump-esque” arrangements appeared to be “taking a page out” of the prior administration’s immigration playbook. In 2019, Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reached a remarkably similar deal that led to thousands of Mexican police officers and troops being deployed on that nation’s border with Guatemala.

Amid a surge in immigration since Biden’s inauguration, his relaxed security measures have faced mounting scrutiny and blame for exacerbating the situation.

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  1. It’s a bit too late (but we will take it) as more than $60M are spent everyday to feed and house illegal immigrants. Also, there are 70+ miles on the Arizona border without a wall. Biden needs to resume the wall building as there are numbers of illegal immigrants crossing where there is no border wall, destroying Arizona farmlands.

    1. That’s right take care of Americans first!! Biden you must send the illegals back across the border. American T need help not the illegals!!

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  3. Why did they have to “negotiate” another agreement when the agreement negotiated with President Trump was in force and working? The “agreement” should be investigated with an eye to follow the money…

  4. Agree. Close the border, deport ALL illegals. Governors of border states need to declare a state of emergency in their states, and deploy the national guard to patrol the gaps in the border wall. And, file suit against Biden for failure to protect our country. He is totally responsible, he needs to answer for it!

  5. That’s right take care of Americans first!! Biden you must send the illegals back across the border. American T need help not the illegals!!

  6. Gee, Joe, you could have saved yourself (or the puppeteers who pull your strings could have saved themselves) a lot of trouble by just leaving our wise President Trump’s policies in place, dontcha think, Joe?? Now, how about continuing to build the wall which was also working — funds are still there to do the work, and it would give people jobs just in case you care about that after taking away so many this past year. Especially within the oil industry! Oh, and one more thing — how about sending the illegals at the border right back where they came from, including the kids? Whadda ya say, Joe?? DO IT! Then — and maybe just then, people might think you realized the error of your ways and are attempting to right the wrongs you’ve committed against our country and American citizens!

    1. Cannot realize the error of his ways….cause they are not his errors….someone is pulling all his strings.

  7. Biden, you are totally incompetent, the Trump system was working, but your arrogance had you cancel something good. Now suck up your big boy pants and admit you and kamala screwed up. Now, send back everyone who came in elegantly unless you have already signed them up for full ss benefits and to vote for you and nancey.

  8. This information from the Biden admin. is false. They have not been in contact with Mexico and Central America at all.
    The President of El Salvador was in DC a few weeks ago and nobody from the Biden admin took the time to talk to him.
    All the Central American Presidents and the Mexican President have come out to say they have not spoke to anyone in regards to this article. AGAIN, the Biden admin is lying to us in order to cover-up their incompetence!

  9. I read an article stating that biden is paying these countries and cartels to have their protection. That’s how he’s handling the crisis. Not to mention paying the immigrants who are crossing the border and the immigrants that are already here (if I understood correctly). I hardly think this is the way President Trump handled the situation.
    Biden is incompetent. He’s probably using the monies that were set aside for the wall. In either case it’s just going to cause more problems when these payments to the aforementioned groups start to push for more. It’s too risky. A bad decision. Take care of what the US is dealing with, complete the wall, and step up border patrol. It worked before. However, these countries and cartel know how weak biden and the powers that be are. protection at the border.

    1. Very scary Kim when this JoKa administration is in charge of our safety and suppose to be protecting our borders….

  10. To all those who did not vote for Trump or helped with the cheating to insure Trump lost the election. And this specifically includes the lying fake media.

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