OpinionWhy Trump’s tariffs on Mexico are needed to cut illegal immigration

17:40  31 may  2019
17:40  31 may  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Dow futures plummet after Trump announces new Mexico tariffs

Dow futures plummet after Trump announces new Mexico tariffs The Dow Jones futures dropped more than 100 points on Thursday after President Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on Mexico until the flow of immigrants to the southern U.S. border is cut off. The index saw losses of almost 200 points by 8:15 p.m., less than an hour after Trump tweeted to announce a 5 percent tariff on all imports from Mexico that would "gradually increase" until the flow of migrants stopped. Dow futures tumble more than 160 points after Trump says the U.S. will hit all imports from Mexico with a 5% tariff starting June 10 https://t.co/keVnKv9FsIpic.twitter.

Trump announces escalating tariffs against mexico , starting at 5 percent, until illegal immigrants 'Stop'. This is why I fully support the president’ s decision on increasing tariffs and his other actions to secure our border and enforce our immigration laws.

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Thursday that he would impose a 5 percent tariff on all imported goods from But while Mr. Trump has made cracking down on illegal immigration a priority, his announcement Mr. McAleenan said the Mexicans needed to do three things: increase security

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President Trump sent a message of strength and leadership Thursday night when he announced he will impose escalating tariffs on Mexico in a bold move to halt the flow of illegal immigrants and protect our national security.

Grassley slams Trump tariffs on Mexico: 'A misuse of presidential tariff authority'

Grassley slams Trump tariffs on Mexico: 'A misuse of presidential tariff authority' Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) condemned President Trump's new tariffs on Mexico late Thursday, calling the move a "misuse" of presidential tariff authority and cautioning the levies could derail passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)."Trade policy and border security are separate issues. This is a misuse of presidential tariff authority and counter to congressional intent," Grassley said in a statement. The lawmaker cautioned that following through on Trump's tariff threat "would seriously jeopardize passage of USMCA," a revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

US President Donald Trump has announced tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico , demanding the country curb illegal immigration into the US. In a tweet, Mr Trump said that from 10 June a 5% tariff would be imposed and would slowly rise "until the illegal immigration problem is remedied".

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Once again, the president showed he is keeping his promise to stand up for America’s interests and the American people.

As a Border Patrol agent and as the current president of the National Border Patrol Council – the exclusive labor representative of approximately 16,000 Border Patrol agents – I know first-hand the consequences of an unsecure border. In my dual roles, I see the issues we face on our southern, northern and coastal borders, and I’m an eyewitness to the national emergency taking place on our border with Mexico.


This is why I fully support the president’s decision on increasing tariffs and his other actions to secure our border and enforce our immigration laws.

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Mexican president on Trump immigration tariffs: 'America First is a fallacy' Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador blasted President Trump's decision to impose tariffs on exports from his country in response to an immigration crisis on the border, writing in a letter that Trump's "America First" policy was a "fallacy." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.) reacts to President Trump ’ s tweet that the U.S. will impose a 5 percent tariff on imports from Mexico starting June 10.

Trump answers questions on Mexico tariffs , Brexit and Boris Johnson during news conference with “Detentions and deportations in Mexico are multiplying quickly” of illegal immigrants from Central America President Trump is offering strong, concrete ideas and solutions to our immigration crisis.

President tweeted Thursday night: "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. The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied, ... ….at which time the Tariffs will be removed.”

"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," the president said in a statement released later by the White House. "Tariffs will permanently remain at the 25 percent level unless and until Mexico substantially stops the illegal inflow of aliens coming through its territory."

Make no mistake, the choice of how high the tariffs will go and how long they will remain will be up to the government of Mexico.

Trump urges Mexico to 'finally do what must be done' on immigration

Trump urges Mexico to 'finally do what must be done' on immigration President Donald Trump pressured Mexico to stop people from crossing into the United States, one day after threatening to impose new tariffs.

President Donald Trump announced a series of escalating tariffs on Mexico ' s goods until its leaders curbed illegal immigration . | The acting Homeland Security secretary, Kevin McAleenan, said Mexico needed to increase operational security on the border, get tougher on criminal operations

A five percent tariff on all goods coming from Mexico will go into effect on June 10, and will gradually increase up to 25 percent until the illegal immigration problem is resolved Democrats need to stand by our incredible Border Patrol and finally fix the loopholes at our Border! pic.twitter.com/6K1rIUzorM.

Unfortunately, for President Trump’s entire time in office Congress has refused to work with him to finally secure our borders.

In my 22-year career as a Border Patrol agent I’ve worked under both Democratic and Republican presidential administrations, and under a House and Senate controlled at different times by Democrats and Republicans. During that time, I have never seen Congress refuse to fund border security – until now.

The congressional inaction we are now witnessing is made worse by Mexico’s refusal to enforce its own immigration laws, which are actually much stronger than our own. These two failures – as well as the ongoing emergency at our southern border caused by a dramatic rise in illegal immigration – have prompted President Trump to act wisely and unilaterally in America’s best interests.

Although other presidents have vowed to secure our borders, it is President Trump who is actually following through. But he must have congressional support for necessary spending and improvements in our laws to accomplish this vital mission.

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Why would the Mexican government want to stop illegal immigration when that money is going right back into their economy? When you look at what Let' s get to the bottom line there. But then there' s this presumption that underlies the president' s plan, that Mexico is not really making an effort here

Some members of Congress who are the president’s political opponents know this, and as a result, will continue to stonewall, turn a blind eye, and advocate for those who illegally enter our country rather than for those whom they’re elected to represent.

I recently completed a voluntary 30-day detail to process illegal immigrants at the epicenter of the illegal immigration national emergency – the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector’s Central Processing Center in Texas.

While at the center, I interviewed and processed families with children as young as 2-years-old who came to the U.S. from their home countries – mainly Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

It was clear to me that the incentive these illegal immigrants have of being released into the United States with a years-away future immigration court hearing date far outweigh the benefits of remaining in their home countries.

It’s that incentive – or the lack of a deterrent – that has managed to turn the immigration crisis into a national emergency.

With the Border Patrol apprehending record numbers of illegal border crossers from countries other than Mexico – and the lack of funding to properly detain, process and house them – we are in unchartered territory. Congress knows this as well as President Trump, yet the president is the only one willing to tackle this problem head-on and solve it.

Many congressional delegations have visited our southern border, specifically to the hotspots in the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso. But far too many lawmakers refuse to admit that they can help President Trump fix this problem.

Immigration should not be a partisan issue. It is irresponsible to ignore immigration laws approved in years past by both Democratic and Republican elected officials and to simply open our borders with no safeguards to millions of people who would like to come to our country.

This is why I urge Congress to act in the best interests of our nation and the American people by joining with President Trump to fix our immigration laws.

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O'Rourke hammers Trump on tariffs: The damage 'has already been done'.
Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke hammered President Trump over his trade policies after the White House announced Friday it had reached an immigration deal to avoid slapping tariffs on all imports from Mexico. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "The damage from this president's disastrous tariffs has already been done," O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman who represented the border town of El Paso, said in a press release.

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