Trump promises to 'take the heat' for broad immigration deal


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was ready to accept an onslaught of criticism if lawmakers tackle broad immigration reforms after an initial deal to help the young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers and…

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Aug 4

In blustery call, Trump pressured Mexico on border wall payment


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Mexican president to stop voicing opposition in public to his plan to have Mexico pay for a border wall, according to transcripts of phone calls published on Thursday that…

Jul 14

Trump says wall may not need to cover entire U.S.-Mexico border


PARIS (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said the wall he wants to build on the 2,000-mile (3,200-km) U.S.-Mexico frontier may not need to cover the entire border because of existing natural barriers, according to remarks released by the…

Jul 5

Mexico says Trump-Pena Nieto meet unlikely to lead to big deals

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A meeting between Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday at the G20 summit in Germany will last about 30 minutes and probably not lead to any major agreements, Mexico's…

Apr 23

Trump says Mexico 'eventually' will pay for border wall


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday he expected Mexico to pay for the wall he has promised to build along the southern border, resuscitating a campaign promise that roiled U.S. relations with Mexico in the first…

Apr 21

Trump administration may change rules that allow terror victims to immigrate to U.S.


NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Raj, a Sri Lankan fisherman, sought refuge in the United States in 2005, he had precisely the kind of fear of returning home that U.S. asylum laws require.

Jan 27

Trump says he had 'very good' call with Mexico's Pena Nieto


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he had a "very good" phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday and agreed to work to improve ties after a meeting between the two leaders was scrapped amid a…

Jan 27

Trump: Mexico should cancel meeting if it won't pay for wall


U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Pena Nieto, should cancel his scheduled visit to Washington if Mexico refuses to pay for a border wall.

Jan 26

Trump summit with Mexico's Pena Nieto still on, 'for now'


MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) - A summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto next week is still on "for now", Mexico's foreign minister said on Wednesday, despite pressure at home to scrap it over…

Jan 25

Trump says U.S.-Mexico border wall to come soon - ABC interview


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he expects construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall to start within months and that planning is already underway, according to excerpts of an interview with ABC News released on…

Jan 22

Trump plans to meet with UK's May, Mexico's Pena Nieto - White House

Reuters / World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is arranging to meet soon with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, two long-standing U.S. allies concerned about how his presidency will affect…

Jan 21

Mexico president talks with Trump by phone, agree to meet

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto talked with U.S. President Donald Trump by phone on Saturday morning, and the two leaders agreed to meet in the near future, according to a statement from the Mexican president…

Jan 15

Trump threatens BMW with border tax on cars built in Mexico


BERLIN (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump has warned the United States will impose a border tax of 35 percent on cars that German carmaker BMW plans to build at a new plant in Mexico and export to the U.S. market.

Jan 10

Mexico again says there is 'no way' it will pay for Trump wall


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's new Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Tuesday there is no way his country will pay for the wall that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to build on the United States' southern border to…

Dec 28

Mexico eyes border, migration as leverage in talks with Trump


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico aims to defend free trade with the United States by using border security and immigration policy to gain leverage in talks with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump after he takes office next month, senior…

Nov 14

Obama, Mexico's Pena Nieto discuss U.S.-Mexico relationship - White House


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama spoke by phone on Monday with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about the economy, organised crime and migration, the White House said in a statement.

Nov 10

Mexico's Pena Nieto says he agreed to meet Trump during transition period

Reuters / World

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Wednesday that he spoke to U.S. President-elect Trump to congratulate him on his election win. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Sep 1

Trump discusses border wall with Mexico, no mention of payment


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, visiting Mexico, says that the United States has the right to build a border wall to halt illegal immigration. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Apr 5

Trump would try to squeeze Mexico into funding border wall


WASHINGTON - Donald Trump proposed on Tuesday forcing Mexico to pay for his planned border wall by threatening to block remittances from illegal immigrants, which he said amounts to "welfare" for poor families in Mexico that their…

Feb 28

Two former presidents of Mexico compare Trump to Hitler

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's political rhetoric is "racist," and evocative of Adolf Hitler, former Mexican President Felipe Calderon told reporters at an event in Mexico City on Saturday.

Jul 23

Trump visits Mexico border, warns of 'tremendous danger'


SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Real estate magnate Donald Trump brought his unorthodox presidential campaign to the U.S.-Mexican border on Thursday and stood by his controversial comments on Mexican immigrants causing crime.