Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan on Sunday credited President Donald Trump’s threat to slap tariffs on Mexico with bringing it “to the table with real proposals” to crack down on illegal immigration.
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” McAleenan said the proof of success was nearly immediate.
"People can disagree with the tactics,” he said. “Mexico came to the table with real proposals. We have an agreement that … will be effective."
"It brought them to the table,” he declared. “The foreign minister of Mexico arrived within hours … with real proposals on the table,” McAleenan said. “This is the first time we've heard anything like this kind of number of law enforcement being deployed in Mexico to address migrations. Not just at the southern border but also on transportation routes to the northern border and in coordinated patrols in key areas around our southwest border. "