US President Donald Trump brandished a document on Tuesday confirming details of a regional asylum project agreed with Mexico [Al Jazeera]

US President Donald Trump brandished a document on Tuesday confirming details of a regional asylum project agreed with Mexico to stave off threatened tariffs, saying the plan was “secret” even though Mexican officials had revealed much of it.

Trump, who has made containing immigration a priority issue and has blamed Mexico for the problem since running for office in 2016, did not show the text of any document or give any details.

However, a Reuters photograph of the sheet of paper allowed reporters to read parts of it.

Under duress because of Trump’s threat to impose tariffs unless Mexico stemmed a surge

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