Since becoming President, Donald Trump has been talking with Mexican officials about the need for their effort to curb the flood of illegal immigration flowing from their country into the US.
Trump has gone as far as threatening to take action against Mexico if they don’t stop the illegal immigration, but to date, Mexico has done little to nothing to stop the hundreds of thousands of people passing through their country, heading to the US.
Since Mexico has not stopped the flood of illegals, Trump feels he has no alternative but to place a tariff against Mexico.
The first tariff will start at 5%, but if Mexico still doesn’t take action by a certain date, the tariff will increase.
Fox News – Trump announces escalating tariffs against Mexico, starting at 5 percent, until illegal immigrants ‘STOP’ – President Trump on Thursday abruptly announced a new 5 percent tariff on Mexico beginning in early June, saying the levy will “gradually increase” until the ongoing illegal immigration surge at the southern border is “remedied” and illegal migrants “STOP.”
“On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP,” Trump wrote. “The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied, … ..at which time the Tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow.”
Fox News is told the tariff on all goods by land, sea, and air from Mexico will hike to 10 percent on July 1 — and potentially increase substantially from there.
“If Mexico still has not taken action to dramatically reduce or eliminate the number of illegal aliens crossing its territory into the United States, Tariffs will be increased to 15 percent on August 1, 2019, to 20 percent on September 1, 2019, and to 25 percent on October 1, 2019,” Trump said in a statement released later by the White House on Thursday…
I still believe the best way to stop illegal immigration is to have our military stationed along the entire border with orders to not allow a single person to cross the border illegally.
Our brave men and women are still dying and being wounded in nations that hate America.
Instead of protecting people that only want to destroy America, have our military protecting America and the American people.
After enough illegals are arrested, imprisoned or shot, it will eventually deter others from trying.
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