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Trump Gets Humiliated By Mexican Official For Falsely Claiming He Reached a ‘Deal For Asylum Seekers To Stay In Mexico’

Donald Trump fired off a tweet Saturday night asserting that migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. will be forced to stay in Mexico while their claims are individually processed. However, an incoming Mexican government official contradicted the U.S. president, saying his country had not agreed to such a policy.

“Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court. We only will allow those who come into our Country legally,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“Other than that our very strong policy is Catch and Detain. No ‘Releasing’ into the U.S. All will stay in Mexico,” he continued. “If for any reason it becomes necessary, we will CLOSE our Southern Border.”

But Mexico’s interior minister said on Saturday there was no agreement between the two countries to keep asylum seekers in Mexico.

“There is no agreement of any sort between the incoming Mexican government and the U.S. government,” Olga Sanchez told The Associated Press in a statement.

Sanchez, who will take office with Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s administration on Dec. 1, contradicted an earlier statement given to The Washington Post that said the U.S. and Mexico had agreed to such a policy as a “short-term” solution.

Trump has in recent weeks painted the group as an imminent national security threat, deployed troops to the border and signed a proclamation preventing immigrants from declaring asylum. The latter measure was halted by a federal judge last week.

Trump added on Sunday morning that Mexico should stop migrant groups “long before they get to our Southern Border,” and that the countries the migrants are fleeing should prevent the groups from leaving in the first place.

Experts have noted that human rights laws prevent governments from prohibiting its citizens from leaving.

You can read Trump’s tweet and post your response in the comments section below.

RELATED: Trump Just Fired Off Two Angry Tweets Promising He’ll Defy Federal Judge’s Border Ruling.


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