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The week ahead in national security. Plus: When Donald Trump sees immigration on the country’s southern border as one of the biggest threats to U.S. national security.
Source: Ian Langsdon / Pool via Reuters

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A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent talks to people who are on the Mexican side of the border near San Diego. (Chris Wattie / Reuters)

According to President Donald Trump, one of the biggest threats to America’s national security is immigration on the country’s southern border. He claims it’s such a problem that he wanted to put a 5 percent tariff on goods imported from Mexico—until the country stems the tide of migrants crossing the border. Which Mexico agreed to in a late-in-the-day deal on Friday.

But then: Additional over the weekend revealed that what Trump announced on Friday may have consisted mostly of protocols and programs agreed upon by negotiators

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