The Trump administration plans to pay Mexico $20 million in foreign-assistance funds to deport thousands of people who are in that country illegally. The agreement, a major departure from President Trump’s repeated vows to make Mexico pay for a wall, would target as many as 17,000 people, mostly Central Americans passing through Mexico to reach the U.S. border, The New York Times reports. The funds would be provided to Mexico to cover plane and bus fare for those being deported. Katie Waldman, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, confirmed the plan to the Times and said it is meant to reduce immigration flows at the U.S.-Mexico border. The funds will reportedly be transferred from the State Department to DHS before being sent to Mexico.
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