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the president of the United States is angrily defending an immigration agreement with Mexico after media reports that he caved on of threats to level new tariffs against the southern neighbor Donald Trump retin a five percent tax on Mexican products if that country did not stem the flow of central American migrants seeking asylum at the US border on Friday he announced a deal had been reached Mexico agreed to use part of its newly formed National Guard to hold back immigrants crossing from Guatemala it also agreed to host potentially tens of thousands of asylum seekers while their cases are adjudicated by American integration of , but the New York times report the next day that the deal trump trumpeted was in fact largely agreed to by both nations months earlier in the deal did not include a key White House demands that migrants seeking asylum in the U. S. must first apply for refuge in Mexico faced with stiff opposition to his terror threat from business leaders and his own Republican Party in Congress newspaper claims quote trump back down and accepted Mexico's promises the president is attacking the times over it he says there was more to the deal that was made public but he offered no details saying instead quote that will be announced at the appropriate time he also says that the New York Times and CNN wants to see the country fail and is once again labeling the institutions of American journalism quite the enemy of the people for Mexico the threat of terror isn't fully lifted both the US and Mexico agreed more action could be taken within ninety days if there's not a drastic reduction in the number of migrants reaching the U. S. border last month alone one hundred and thirty two thousand were apprehended by American authorities