Mexican senate to discuss migration deal with US says ministerChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 11, 2019
Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard reported on Monday that if in 45 days when migratory agreements with the United States are assessed, the outcomes turn out negative, the issue will go to the Senate as it is no longer the executive''s responsibility.
LatAm Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard
The President gave the floor to Ebrard, who insisted that the good thing that happened is the commercial relationship returned to normal after being subjected to a virtual ultimatum.
Ebrard explained that if unilateral tariffs were applied they would have moved away from the signing of the trilateral treaty and closer to a commercial war, the planned investments would have been affected, and the economy would have had to readjust to the new context with losses of 1, 200,000 jobs and a sudden fall of growth.
He added that the migration issue is came apart from the economic and commercial issue. They are not together anymore. In immigration matters, we try to show what we propose is better than other alternatives.
The most important thing was the support of the people in Mexico and we asserted ourselves because the results are favorable. We will not pay a VAT of 25 percent per day for others, if we fail, the secretary assured. ■