The U.S. had threatened to impose 5% tariffs on all Mexican goods imported to the country, rising to 25% by the end of October if Mexico did not agree on measures to halt immigration from Central America. Reportedly, under the agreement, both countries are to establish a system along the entire shared border to send migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. back to Mexico while they await adjudication. In a joint statement, they said both countries have taken “unprecedented” steps to curb irregular migration and human trafficking, to “strengthen bilateral co-operation” over border security, including “co-ordinated actions” and information sharing.

Source: BBC/The Guardian