According to US President Donald Trump, Washington will enforce a tariff up to five percent on all the imported goods from Mexico starting June 10th, a measure which will remain until “illegal migrants” stop coming through the country into the US.
Trump posted on Twitter, “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 ”.
He wrote, “ the Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied, at which time the Tariffs will be removed”.
The declaration of the US President came a day after agents in El Paso, Texas hindered the largest single group of migrants ever come across by Border Patrol Agents including 1,036 people.
The group passed over the Rio Grande River from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico in the early morning hours of Wednesday, unraveling the escalating problem that Trump administration is not able to acquire the control.
The number of migrants seized has topped almost 100,000 a month recently. They are among the most escaping people who wanted to get rid of the poverty and prolonging violence in Central America for asking for asylum once they arrive on US soil.
White House claimed in a statement, “Mexico’s passive cooperation in allowing this mass incursion constitutes an emergency and extraordinary threat to the national security and economy of the United States ”.
He was also added, “Mexico has very strong immigration laws and could easily halt the illegal flow of migrants, including by returning them to their home countries. Additionally, Mexico could quickly and easily stop illegal aliens from coming through its southern border with Guatemala. ”