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Trump's Deal with Mexico May Slow Migration, But Not for Long

June 19, 2019

Both Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Donald Trump have hailed their immigration deal as a victory. But as more details of the agreement come to light, it appears that Trump may have gotten far more out of it than López Obrador – and that the Mexican government may find itself going down a path it can’t control, with consequences that Mexicans do not yet fully understand.

Mexico and the U.S. need to adopt a longer-term approach if they hope to solve their respective migration challenges. The number of migrants reaching the U.S. border started to climb last August and skyrocketed in...

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