Trump agrees to renegotiate NAFTA with Canada, Mexico – for now

President Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Canada agreed Wednesday to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the White House said – though Trump warned Thursday he’d be willing to “terminate” the pact if they can’t strike a “fair deal.” “It is my...

Donald Trump to sign executive order withdrawing US from Nafta

Donald Trump’s team is readying an executive order to take the US out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), it has been reported. Withdrawing from the trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the US was one of Mr Trump’s key promises on the campaign...

Homeland Security Secretary Doesn’t See Building a Wall Along U.S.-Mexico Border

By Dan Frosch and Laura Meckler Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told members of Congress Wednesday that he doesn’t envision a wall stretching the entire length of the U.S. border with Mexico, and would instead focus on building additional fencing where it was most...

The immigration impact of NAFTA withdrawal on mobility between Canada, the US and Mexico

By Robert Loughran The US President Donald Trump appears to be making good, to one degree or another, on his list of campaign promises. It is likely that he will turn again to reviewing the North American Free Trade Agree ment (NAFTA) sooner rather than later. President Trump has...

Mexican candidate: Trump’s approach to immigrants is ‘neofascism’

By Rafael Bernal The leading Mexican presidential candidate slammed President Trump Wednesday as “blaming migrants” for America’s problems. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a populist firebrand with a lead in the polls for the 2018 election, told reporters at the...

Mexico Braces for Fresh Flood of Central American Asylum Seekers

MEXICO CITY — Mexico expects a sharp increase in people seeking asylum from Central America next year, fleeing gang warfare and poverty in their home countries, a senior official said on Thursday. There has been a steady surge of Central Americans applying for asylum in Mexico...

Haitians Vulnerable on Mexico-U.S. Border as Migrant Crisis Escalates

By REUTERS MEXICALI, Mexico — Camped in migrant centers, broken-down rooms of a dingy, semi-derelict hotel and on church floors, thousands of Haitians desperate to enter the United States are in limbo and exposed to crime in dangerous border neighborhoods of Mexico. The...

Gang Wars, Poverty Driving Central Americans Over U.S. Border

SAN SALVADOR — Last spring, Maria del Transito had five adult sons. Four have since been killed. They died two at a time, three days apart, shot execution style in this small Central American nation that has been plunged into bloody chaos by warring gangs. Gustavo is the only one...

Top appeals court to take up landmark child migrant case

By David Rogers A landmark child migrant case comes before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals next week in Seattle, where a three judge panel will hear oral arguments as to the right of juveniles to an attorney in deportation proceedings. The stakes are far-reaching for...

‘At the limit,’ Mexico buckles under migrant surge to U.S.

APACHULA, Mexico/WASHINGTON | By Gabriel Stargardter and Julia Edwards Mexico is struggling to stem the flow of Central American migrants traveling to the United States ahead of the U.S. presidential election, causing major concern in Washington, which is weighing sending more...
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