U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that his administration will release additional details of its agreement with Mexico as he denied a news report that there were no new major commitments made by Mexico to stem a flow of Central American migrants at the U.S. southern border.
“…I have full confidence, especially after speaking to their President yesterday, that they will be very cooperative and want to get the job properly done,” he tweeted. “Importantly, some things not mentioned in yesterday press release, one in particular, were agreed upon. That will be announced at the appropriate time,” he added. He did not elaborate on what that matter was.
The agreement expands a controversial programme that sends migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to Mexico while their cases are being processed and boosts security at Mexico’s southern border.
Mr. Trump also pushed back at a New York Times report that the deal consisted of commitments previously agreed by Mexico, calling it a “false report.”