Trump reveals Mexico migrant plan by waving document around

Under the deal, Mexico has agreed to bolster security on its southern border and expand its policy of taking back asylum-seekers as the United States processes their claims.

Mexico's foreign minister said Monday that the deal doesn't include any secret provisions. "I'm going to let Mexico do the announcement at the right time", he said as he was leaving the White House to travel to a campaign event in Iowa.

"They have to get approval, and they will get approval". I don't blame them.

"That's the agreement that everybody says I don't have".

Trump has said his agreement with Mexico - made after he threatened to increase tariffs on its goods if the country didn't stop illegal immigrants from crossing into the USA - has secret provisions that have not been revealed.

"If we don't have results on what we're doing (in 45 days), we'll start conversations on what they want, which is that Mexico will be a safe third country", he told Mexican radio. "I can tell you that the team here at the State Department believes full-throatedly that this an important set of agreements, important set of understandings, one that we'll continue to work on".

"This is the first time we've heard anything like this kind of number of law enforcement being deployed in Mexico to address migration, not just at the southern border but also on the transportation routes to the northern border and in coordinated patrols in key areas along our southwest border", McAleenan said on "Fox News Sunday", adding that "people can disagree with the tactics", but "Mexico came to the table with real proposals".

But moments later he called the side agreement "my option". The tariffs were slated to go into effect Monday and continue to increase each month, reaching 25 percent by October 1, 2019.

The U.S. -Mexico deal also comes amid an escalating crisis at the border, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection reporting last week that it apprehended or encountered more than 144,000 migrants at the border in May-levels not seen in over a decade. I'm not going to say one way or another, ' he said.

Asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras first pass through Guatemala when fleeing their homes, while Cubans and Haitians often fly first to Panama before heading to the United States through Mexico.

Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard gestures as Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looks on during a news conference at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico June 10, 2019.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi got in a shot at Trump's negotiations with Mexico during a talk at the Peterson Foundation Tuesday. "And it's good for the relationship of Mexico with us", he continued.

Mexico and the United States may explore additional steps next month to restrict illegal immigration from Central America, with the threat of tariffs hanging over Mexico if it does not do enough to satisfy us demands, officials said on Monday.

Earlier on Twitter, Trump said, "Biggest part of deal with Mexico has not yet been revealed!"

After Trump and Lopez Obrador put out the joint statement, The New York Times published its article claiming the deal was reached months ago.