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Sean Spicer: US-Mexico Relationship Is 'Phenomenal'

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and President Donald Trump (Getty Images/Daniel Cardenas)

By    |   Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 04:13 PM

Mexican officials are not happy with President Donald Trump's new immigration enforcement guidance, but the White House says things are just peachy between the two countries, Politico reported.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday the U.S.-Mexico relationship is "phenomenal" when asked about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly's upcoming visit to Mexico City, which was set for Wednesday afternoon.

Spicer also said Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto would describe the rapport the same even though Nieto canceled his trip to Washington in late January after Trump said Mexico would pay for the border wall.

"We have a very healthy and robust relationship with the Mexican government, and Mexican officials, and I think they would echo that same sentiment. President Peña Nieto has echoed that at well," Spicer said at his news briefing. "I think the relationship with Mexico is phenomenal right now, and I think there's an unbelievable and robust dialogue between our two nations."

Trump's mass deportation plan looks to aggressively enforce the nation's immigration laws. It allows federal immigration agents the ability to deport people more quickly, implements a deport-first, ask questions later policy, and vastly increases resources to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray told Reuters the plan would dominate the talks with Kelly and Tillerson. He also said Mexico would not accept the new rules.

"I want to say clearly and emphatically that the government of Mexico and the Mexican people do not have to accept provisions that one government unilaterally wants to impose on the other," he told reporters at the Foreign Ministry.

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