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Trump threatens Mexico with increasing tariffs if illegal immigration is not stopped

Friday, May 31st 2019 - 09:50 UTC
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In a statement issued by the White House, Trump said the tariff would increase to 10% on Jul 1, 15% on Aug 1, 20% on Sep 1 and to 25% on Oct 1. 
In a statement issued by the White House, Trump said the tariff would increase to 10% on Jul 1, 15% on Aug 1, 20% on Sep 1 and to 25% on Oct 1.

President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will impose a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico starting on Jun 10 until illegal immigration across the southern border is stopped.

“The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied, at which time the Tariffs will be removed,” Trump said on Twitter.

In a statement issued by the White House, Trump said the tariff would increase to 10% on Jul 1, 15% on Aug 1, 20% on Sep 1 and to 25% on Oct 1.

“Mexico’s passive cooperation in allowing this mass incursion constitutes an emergency and extraordinary threat to the national security and economy of the United States,” Trump said in the statement.

“Mexico has very strong immigration laws and could easily halt the illegal flow of migrants, including by returning them to their home countries,” he said.

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  • :o))

    - Can illegal immigration stop?
    - Will illegal Trade/Trafficking Ever Stop?

    Jun 04th, 2019 - 01:40 pm +1
  • DemonTree

    The US has failed for 50 years to stop illegal immigration and Trump expects Mexico to do it in 5 months? Totally reasonable!

    May 31st, 2019 - 05:41 pm 0
  • :o))

    @DemonTree

    REF: increasing tariffs

    Maybe, it's cheaper to tax than building a wall which Mexico was going to pay for? Not a bad idea!

    Jun 01st, 2019 - 09:26 am 0
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