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Fri May 31, 2019, 08:23 AM

Trump announces tariffs on Mexico over immigration

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Trump announces tariffs on Mexico over immigration
By Rafael Bernal and Jordan Fabian - 05/30/19 07:35 PM EDT


'President Trump on Thursday announced new tariffs on Mexico in an effort to pressure the country to halt the flow of migrants from Central America, a dramatic escalation of his hard-line border policy that could jeopardize a pending trade deal with Canada and Mexico.

Trump said in a pair of tweets that the U.S. will impose a 5 percent tariff beginning June 10 on all Mexican imports “until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP,” a goal that has never been achieved in recent history.

The tariff will increase by 5 percent each month until it reaches 25 percent “unless and until Mexico substantially stops the illegal inflow of aliens coming through its territory,” the president said in an unusual, 1,004-word follow-up statement distributed by the White House.

Trump teased the announcement earlier Thursday, saying he would be making a “big league statement” that would include a “very dramatic” move regarding the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump last month threatened to slap tariffs on Mexico or close the border, but described his threat as a “one-year warning.”

The Trump administration has struggled to stem the tide of illegal migration, as crossings by migrants seeking asylum have approached levels not seen in more than a decade. More than 1,000 migrants were apprehended near a border crossing in El Paso, Texas on Wednesday in the largest single round-up on record, according to NBC News.

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https://thehill.com/latino/446269-trump-announces-5-percent-tariff-on-imports-from-mexico-starting-june-10

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 08:25 AM

1. The GOP has figured out how to RAISE taxes on Americans

Tariffs Tariffs

The rich can afford it, but everyone else?

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Fri May 31, 2019, 09:02 AM

2. There goes tomatoes. nt

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Fri May 31, 2019, 09:04 AM

3. Trump will destroy the auto industry.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:06 AM

4. At some point near the election he will claim he won

Think about it we have all been screaming that border crossings are way down and there is no emergency. But he has created this fantastical emergency at the border. So now he makes up this tariff scheme. When he is ready to look pike the savior he can say “see look my tariffs worked” and bam he looks like a savior to his base.

Fuck this shit we are playing a stupid shell game.

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