by Jenn Carter
President Trump on Thursday evening announced that a 5% tariff will be imposed on all Mexican imports beginning June 10th and will gradually increase — to a potential high of 25% — until the illegal immigration stops.
Trump made the announcement by tweet after telling reporters earlier Thursday that he was planning “a major statement” that would be his “biggest” so far on the border.
TRUMP: “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. Details from the White House to follow.”
….at which time the Tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2019
Record number of illegal aliens are flooding over the US-Mexico border with no relief in sight.
Over 100,000 illegal aliens are entering the US every month making bogus asylum claims only to be released into US communities.
Earlier Thursday President Trump tweeted a shocking video of illegal aliens crossing the border in El Paso in the middle of the night.
The White House is implementing the tariffs under the 1977 International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which gives Trump authority to regulate commerce during a national emergency. The president invoked an emergency over illegal immigration earlier this year in order to circumvent Congress to build his long-promised border wall, a move that is being challenged in the courts.
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