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"I applied for asylum in Mexico only then it to the us will see what happened to me. I mean, what we have in the US side of the border is prefabricated crisis because the homeland security department has diminished. The budgets, they have the metering system. That is inevitably England three point. They tell the Michigan Dory authority. We can only process then twenty asylum petitions today that creating a lot of lines. In the Mexican side of the border. Now with these remaining in Mexico. Where are the resources coming from a we don't see the resources, then there's going to be the crisis in going to India side of the border, but it's coming to the Mexicans have the border and believe me in places like the one place lecture at what it could be very dangerous, for migrants Cole, we've just got about a minute and a half before we take our next break here. The president's tweeted that he is not really completely taking tariffs off the table. If he ends up being unhappy with the results of, of this potential agreement. So what does that mean politically in Washington, or even in terms of US Mexico relations, the president has embraced this tariff threat as one of his best tools to try to compel other governments to do what he wants it is? You know, the, the fest that he's able to continue to hold up into wave to try to pressure Mexico to do what they every two and paper. Or to to go forward with. I'm sure he'll continue to, to use it as he stomps his feet. But then, again, I think there's the question of, of whether even members of his own party believe that he is willing to go through with it. Will you you'd reported that Republicans had been flooding the White House with Cole? I mean did they play any role in this whatsoever? Were were congressional Republicans rather marginal here on. You know, I even even you know, some folks, we, we spoke to with new insights on the hill, sort of understood that even though there was this huge outcry from Republican members also from the US chamber of commerce on, it does seem like that played less of a role in the president's decision making here than the, the, you know, specifics of the deal, which the US I genuinely believes will help to reduce those numbers. But look, the president never likes it when he's challenged by members of his own party will cove and White House. Reporter for the Associated Press with us from Washington Jill, thanks so much for joining us today. Thanks for having me, and Rafael, Fernandez decastro director of the center for US Mexican studies at the university of California San Diego standby for just a moment. We are talking about the agreement that was announced between the US and Mexico on Friday to stave off tariffs that five percent tariff across the board at the president has threatened to Levy on Mexican imports. What's your reaction to the agreement? Do you think it's going to be effective and actually help make a meaningful difference in the immigration issue at the border? This is on point. Hey, it's been an Ameri, and we're the hosts of endless threat the show featuring stories found on the website, read it but you don't have to be a Reddit or to enjoy the kinds of stories. We tell like a couple experimenting with non monogamy or board game that may have predicted the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Subscribe to endless threat on apple podcasts or wherever you listen. We're back with a new season of rough translation. Yeah. And this time, we are following people break the rule in lying. He's part of the business. In my opinion, the best revenge against ISIS Mississippi humane supposed to pinch. Yeah. Yeah episodes every other Wednesday subscribed. This is on point magnet. We're talking this hour about the agreement reached on Friday between the United States and Mexico to avoid that five percent tariff that the president had been threatening and we're going to explore the effectiveness of President Trump using the threat of tariffs as negotiating tool on the world stage who've got some comments coming in here online, Mary, McEvoy Ennio, sorry if I said that wrong Mary, Mary says rather than do the right thing, I, he meaning President Trump typically throws mud insults and lawsuits at the issue that may or may not have worked as a negotiating tool.."