White House "encouraged" by Mexico immigration talks

Credit: Reuters - Politics
Published on June 7, 2019 - Duration: 00:42s

White House "encouraged" by Mexico immigration talks

U.S. officials were encouraged by Mexican immigration proposals but there is still a long way to go as negotiators begin their latest round of talks on Friday.

Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short said if negotiations go well, Trump could decide not to implement tariffs on Mexican goods.

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White House "encouraged" by Mexico immigration talks

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. officials were very encouraged by Mexican immigration proposals but there is still a long way to go as negotiators begin their latest round of talks on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff said.

"Yesterday they came back I think very open to those recommendations and so we're very encouraged as to where the negotiations are going," Pence aide Marc Short said.

"But there frankly is still a long way to go." He said negotiations were under way, with White House counsel Pat Cipollone leading talks for the Americans.

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