Congress should address issues of border security and tariffs, but inaction on Capitol Hill is forcing President Trump to act, Mollie Hemingway said on Friday and the Border Security Congress was in charge, but legislators have taken no action. President Trump announced Thursday that he would impose a five percent tariff on Mexican imports next month if the nation does not stop the influx of illegal immigrants across the US border.
"It is very frustrating not to be able to compare a congress plan with this presidential plan because there is not something coming from the congress," said Hemingway. "There seems to be a great deal of interest in maintaining the status quo ̵
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"Apart from the president with this tariff plan, nobody seems to come up with something to deal with an objectively serious crisis."
Hemingway added that the tariff plan is intended to distract from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's public statements on the Russia investigation are "absurd".
"First of all, it is absurd to think that this is a brilliant thing [meant] to rob Robert Mueller," she claimed. 19659003] Trump said Mexico's tariff would be phased in from the beginning of June until it "remedied" the continued rise in illegal immigration at the southern border and "stopped" illegal migrants  "On June 10, the United States will become one 5% duty on all goods coming from Mexico to our country, illegal immigrants through Mexico and into our country STOP, "wrote Trump . "The tariff will be gradually increased until the problem of illegal immigration is resolved, at which point customs tariffs will be canceled and details from the White House will follow." Mexico's land, sea and air will rise to 10 percent on 1 July – and may rise significantly thereafter.
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