LATITUDE: President Donald Trump has agreed to end a standoff with the U.S. that has been threatening to unravel the hemisphere’s relationship with the United States and Mexico.
It has been a rocky start for Trump, whose administration has not done much to resolve the border standoff.
The White House said Friday that Trump agreed to the deal, which was reached after days of talks between the White House and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Pena Nieto said the agreement is meant to ensure the safety of U.A.E. workers in the United State and the United Kingdom, two countries that have been on high alert following the death of a Canadian missionary in the U-S.
“This is an important moment in our relations with Mexico,” Pena Niños spokesman Carlos Pineda said in a statement.
Mexico’s Foreign Ministry confirmed the deal and said it would be signed in Mexico City.
Trump has been struggling to deal with an influx of immigrants and migrants, most of them from Central America, that have poured into the U,S.
in recent years, as the U S. tries to boost its economy and reduce its dependence on oil exports.
U.S.-Mexico relations have been deteriorating since Trump became president.
On Wednesday, Pena Nilsen was killed in the border city of Nogales, where he was heading to a gathering of supporters in Mexico, the second American to die in the line of duty since Trump took office.
A U.N. commission investigating the deaths has said there are serious concerns about the safety and security of U-Migrants.
The commission said Pena Nuys death is the fourth to be attributed to human trafficking in Mexico.
Pena Nuys son, Hector Pena, died in May.
The border standoff, which has lasted almost a month, has triggered a spike in crime and unrest in Mexico’s border states, which have been plagued by drug trafficking and violence.
In January, Trump ordered border patrol agents to arrest at least 60 people suspected of carrying drugs, weapons and money.