On June 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of State published a statement explaining that the U.S. and Mexican governments had come to an agreement on what measures would be taken to address the issue of the increasing number of migrants coming into the U.S. from its southern border. In a string of tweets, President Trump wrote “The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended.” Mexico said it would send 6,000 troops from its newly formed National Guard to its border with Guatemala, a move intended to cut off the flow of migrants trying to reach the U.S. Mexican officials emphasized that the agreement doesn’t make Mexico a “safe third country,” as the Trump administration had sought. Under such an agreement, Central American migrants would be required to seek asylum in the first foreign country they entered. Another part of the deal included the expansion of the Migrant Protection Protocols program across the entire southwest U.S. border. Under the program, which started in January, certain non-Mexican migrants will be forced to wait in Mexico until their asylum cases are resolved.