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Trump backs off tariff threat, says Mexico will help stem tide of Central American migrants headed for the U.S.

The deal expands a controversial program requiring some migrants seeking asylum in the United States to wait in Mexico for their immigration hearings. Texas officials worried about the economic impact of tariffs cheered the agreement Friday.

Trucks wait in a long queue for border customs control to cross into U.S. at the World Trade Bridge in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico April 6, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

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