Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were in Mexico to try to smooth the relationship between both the countries.

"There are concerns and annoyance among Mexicans about how they perceive policies that could prove dangerous to national interests and to Mexicans here and abroad," said the Mexican Minister Of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray, shortly after a meeting with U.S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on Thursday, February 23.

Difficult times for U.S.-Mexican relations

Luis Videgaray, on the other side of the bill, spoke to the two visitors, talking about difficult times for U.S.-Mexican relations that have deteriorated considerably since Donald Trump came to power. To make matters worse, the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday unveiled a series of provisions that are meant to consider the expulsion of all undocumented migrants.

The measure applies in particular to Mexican nationals illegally entering the United States.

Luis Videgaray considered that the proposal to expel all undocumented aliens was unilateral and "unprecedented" and that it would be the main subject of discussions with its two American hosts.

Americans praise productive work meeting

"There will be no mass evictions," said Kelly, adding that the United States would not "use the military in the matter of migration", contradicting remarks held a few hours earlier by Donald Trump who had described the efforts made by his administration to expel some clandestine immigrants.

The ministers praised the press for very productive meetings and the special relationship between the two countries while recognizing differences.

The issue of this visit is important for Washington because Mexico announced that if a break in relations would occur, it would have consequences on cooperation between the two countries in the fight against drug trafficking and the control of migrants from Central America.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto abruptly canceled a summit in Washington scheduled for January after Donald Trump declared that the visit of the Mexican president was useless if the latter refused to pay for the construction of a wall on the border between the two countries.