"There's a concern among Mexicans, there's irritation before what has been perceived as policies that might be harmful for the Mexicans and for the Mexican industry", he said.
Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, and the head of Homeland Security, John Kelly, will hold talks with President Enrique Pena Nieto, amid one of the most serious rifts between the two neighbours in recent years. "There's no mistaking that the rule of law matters on both sides of the border", he said.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was also in Mexico City where he met with his Mexican counterpart, Luis Videgaray. Everything Homeland Security and its civilian officers do will be "according to human rights and the legal justice system of the United States". "We will not accept that because we have no reason to; it is not in the interest of the Mexico".
There was no official response from the Mexican Foreign Ministry on Videgaray's reported remarks.
It came after President Donald Trump said the "great, great border wall" would be built "soon - way ahead of schedule".
At their press conference with Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Thursday afternoon, Tillerson and Kelly tried to strike diplomatic notes.
The relations between Mexico and the United States were chilly long before disclosure of the deportation plan.
"They can't leave them here on the border because we have to reject them".
Joining Tillerson in Mexico on Thursday is Kelly.
Another potential point of friction is a review ordered by Trump of the USA aid Mexico receives, dominated by $2.6 billion allocated largely for security under the Merida Initiative.
Vowing to protect United States industry, Trump has called for a renegotiation of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. And if we don't, we don't.
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Trump said he told Tillerson his visit is "going to be a tough trip because we have to be treated fairly with Mexico'".
The Trump administration actually hasn't presented a plan to Congress for its border wall, The Guardian reports, because various government agencies have attacked it for being too expensive and too hard to construct.
Trump was in office barely a week when Pena Nieto cancelled a planned visit to the U.S. The American leader had suggested their meeting would be ill-advised if Mexico wasn't willing to pay for the wall, expected to cost billions of dollars.
Pointing to discrepancies this week between Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and the president on border security, meanwhile, Neal argued that "it's pretty obvious that there is a lack of organized thought in the administration as it relates to what to do".
Jason Marczak, director of the Atlantic Council's Latin America Economic Growth Initiative, said the Republican President appeared to have timed the unveiling of deportation measures as a negotiating tactic aimed at unsettling Mexico.
From 2008 to 2016, the US Congress allocated $2.6 billion to Mexico City on security assistance under the Mérida partnership.
The idea of deporting non-Mexicans to Mexico as long as they entered the USA from that country is a never-implemented provision in American immigration law.
"No", Spicer said when asked if the Cabinet officials were sent to Mexico to do a clean-up job. -Mexican relationship is "phenomenal".
Speaking in Guatemala on Wednesday before travelling to Mexico, Kelly said "to any citizen considering moving to the United States in crossing our boundaries irregularly - migration - my best advice is to not do it". "To the whole world, it is clear that the Mexican government did not begin with a logic of confrontation", he said. But he said the two countries were committed to working through their disagreements.
Trump was also accused of misleading the public with false statements about the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on the U.S.
Kelly also defended the DHS program, berating the media for reporting a policy of mass deportations and the possibility of using the military to enforce immigration law.