Trump Wins Big: Mexico Buckles Over Tariffs, Agrees to Fight Illegal Immigration
Mexican Government signs deal to prevent hikes in tariffs by agreeing to stop migration
Mexico signed a deal with the United States late on Friday night, agreeing that the government will take action against illegal immigration into the US, marking a huge victory for President Donald Trump.
The Mexican Government eventually buckled over the impending tariff hikes that were due to come into force on Monday.
President Trump announced the win late Friday, revealing that Mexico is going to take "strong measures" to end the flow of illegal immigration into the United States to avoid being hit with massive tariffs.
....stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2019
"I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico," Trump tweeted.
"The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended.
"Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border.
"This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States.
"Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!"
As Neon Nettle previously reported, Mexico was already showing signs of compliance after federal police and military were dispatched to southern Mexican border to send migrants back to Guatemala on Friday.
Hundreds of migrants were met with Mexican soldiers, armed police and migration officials as they crossed the border from Guatemala in a caravan into southern Mexico, according to reports.
Dozens of migrants were detained by police, according to one witness from a migrant aid group.
Just last week, Trump announced: "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," Trump tweeted.
"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."
Trump explained, in a message sent out by the White House last week, that the 5 percent tariff on Mexico would have increased by an additional 5 percent every month — maxing out at 25 percent — if Mexico did not stop the flow of illegal immigrants flooding the U.S. through Mexico.
To address the emergency at the Southern Border, I am invoking the authorities granted to me by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
Accordingly, starting on June 10, 2019, the United States will impose a 5 percent Tariff on all goods imported from Mexico. If the illegal migration crisis is alleviated through effective actions taken by Mexico, to be determined in our sole discretion and judgment, the Tariffs will be removed.
If the crisis persists, however, the Tariffs will be raised to 10 percent on July 1, 2019.
Similarly, if Mexico still has not taken action to dramatically reduce or eliminate the number of illegal aliens crossing its territory into the United States, Tariffs will be increased to 15 percent on August 1, 2019, to 20 percent on September 1, 2019, and to 25 percent on October 1, 2019.
Tariffs will permanently remain at the 25 percent level unless and until Mexico substantially stops the illegal inflow of aliens coming through its territory.
Workers who come to our country through the legal admissions process, including those working on farms, ranches, and in other businesses, will be allowed easy passage.
If Mexico fails to act, Tariffs will remain at the high level, and companies located in Mexico may start moving back to the United States to make their products and goods.
Companies that relocate to the United States will not pay the Tariffs or be affected in any way.
Over the years, Mexico has made massive amounts of money in its dealings with the United States, and this includes the tremendous number of jobs leaving our country.
Should Mexico choose not to cooperate on reducing unlawful migration, the sustained imposition of Tariffs will produce a massive return of jobs back to American cities and towns.
Remember, our great country has been the “piggy bank” from which everybody wants only to TAKE.
The difference is that now we are firmly and forcefully standing up for America’s interests.