Mexico’s Border Pact With U.S. Bought Time on Trump Asylum Demand – The Wall Street Journal

MEXICO CITY—Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Monday that the border agreement it struck to avert U.S. tariffs bought Mexico time to show that it can reduce the flood of Central America migrants arriving at the U.S. border.

Mr. Ebrard said the agreement delayed for now the Trump administration’s demand that Mexico accept becoming a safe third country, which would require that migrants setting foot in its territory request asylum there, instead of in the U.S.