US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders.

The U.S. had hoped the visit would project a strong future for relations between neighbors. Yet there is no shortage of tension points as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly meet Thursday with top Mexican officials.

Kelly is tasked with executing Trump’s plan to target millions for possible deportation. It’s Tillerson job to explain it to the rest of the world.

As the pair arrived in Mexico City, the two countries seemed far apart. The White House said relations were “phenomenal” and that the leaders would “talk through” implementation of Trump’s enforcement plan. Mexico said tersely that it wouldn’t accept Trump’s plan.