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Mexico immigration deal

Acting DHS secretary tells Fox News' Bret Baier that immigration deal with Mexico is 'all new'

President Trump was seemingly not pleased with a new report from The New York Times published on Saturday, which said that officials from both the U.S. and Mexico revealed that the actions agreed to in Friday's immigration deal between the two countries were already negotiated at earlier stages.

Trump, who nixed his threat of placing tariffs on goods from Mexico until their government agreed to help curb the influx of migrants coming into the U.S., tweeted on Sunday that the report was "false" and that, while such things were discussed in the past, it was not until the most recent set of negotiations that the two sides reached a conclusion.

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan appeared on Fox News Sunday with Bret Baier to discuss the deal. McAleenan expressed a similar sentiment to Trump, saying that although the U.S. has "heard" commitments from Mexico before, this was the moment that actually achieved results. McAleenan added that Trump's tariff threat "put a charge in this whole dialogue with Mexico" and secured the final agreements. McAleenan also reaffirmed Trump's promise that more details about the agreement are forthcoming. Watch the clip of McAleenan's appearance on Fox News at Mediaite.