President Trump abruptly announced a new 5% tariff for Mexico from early June, saying the levy would be "gradually increased" until the continued rise in illegal immigration at the southern border was "remedied" and illegal migrants "stopped" become.
"On June 10, the United States will levy a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico to our country until illegal migrants pass through Mexico and into our country STOP," wrote Trump . "The tariff will be gradually raised until the problem of illegal immigration is resolved, at which point customs tariffs will be canceled, details from the White House will follow."
The Washington Post reported earlier on the day the The Trump administration was considering the move and broad support in the White House ̵
"We are going to do something very dramatic at the border because people are coming to our country," Trump told reporters Thursday.
The International Law on Economic Emergency Forces of 1977 allows the executive, in the case of a national The situation could change, however, complicating the passage of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) sent to Congress on Thursday by the White House, and that on it aims to generally limit tariffs between the three countries.
Vice President Mike Pence was in Ottawa, Canada on Thursday to build support for the USMCA. The US recently lifted its steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, which threatened to crush the November agreement and replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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The news of the tariff came hours after Politico had reported that an internal plan had been examined in the Ministry of Internal Security will effectively prevent Central American migrants from seeking asylum by banning applications from applicants who are moving to a country other than their own before seeking entry into the United States.
The arrests on the southern border have skyrocketed in recent months, and border officials arrested or denied entry to more than 100,000 people in March, a 12-year high. Immigration tribunals handling asylum applications currently lag behind more than 800,000 cases, and asylum seekers are increasingly in the US even after their asylum applications have been rejected.
Customs and Border Guards said they were more than concerned or rejected 109,000 migrants tried to cross the border in April, exceeding 100,000 for the second month in a row.
More than 1,000 illegal immigrants were arrested early Wednesday by border guards near the US-Mexico border – the largest group of all time migrants ever arrested, sources told Fox News on Thursday. According to sources, the group of 1,036 illegal immigrants in the El Paso sector included migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
Trump tweeted a video of the episode on Thursday stating, "Democrats must stay with us incredible border patrol and finally close the gaps on our border! "
A senior border patrol officer told lawmakers in April that the authorities illegally sent more families across the border between October 2018 and February this year than they did during the entire 2018 year (October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018).
"The media's focus has been on caravans from Central America," said Rodolfo Karisch, head of the patrol police in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), to the Senate Homeland Security Committee. "However, the fact is that the RGV receives comparable numbers with caravans every seven days."
John Roberts of Fox News contributed to this report.