Mexican-U.S. Relations: Increased Tensions [February 1, 2017]   [open pdf - 102KB]

"On January 26, 2017, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled an upcoming meeting with President Donald J. Trump after exchanges between the two leaders over social media concerning U.S. policies toward Mexico. In an address on January 25, President Peña Nieto vowed to protect Mexican migrants in the United States who are vulnerable to deportation and reiterated Mexico's refusal to pay for a border wall but also stated his 'willingness to reach agreements' if they are in Mexico's interest. Mexicans have strongly supported Peña Nieto's actions with respect to President Trump. After a phone call on January 27, Presidents Trump and Peña Nieto issued a joint statement in which they agreed to work through differences as part of a 'comprehensive discussion on all aspects of the bilateral relationship.'"

Report Number:CRS Insight, IN10641
Author:Seelke, Clare Ribando
Villarreal, M. Angeles
Publisher:Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
Media Type:application/pdf
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