Mexico talks continue, Trump says more progress needed

08 June, 2019, 01:02 | Author: Manuel Hopkins
  • Trump says progress made in US-Mexico talks 'not nearly enough'

The U.S. and Mexico failed to reach an agreement on immigration issues after a two-hour meeting at the White House on Wednesday, prolonging the possibility that President Donald Trump will implement tariffs on Mexican imports.

President Donald Trump said Republicans who criticize potential tariffs on Mexico should be "ashamed" of themselves for undercutting the USA negotiating position.

Bloomberg cited a US official as saying that it is still likely the tariffs will take effect - but if Mexico shows an effort to reduce migration, they could be removed.

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Trump, speaking in an interview with Fox News that was broadcast Thursday night, took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, as well as Republicans he did not identify, for criticizing his threat to apply 5% tariffs on all imports from Mexico starting Monday. We'll see what happens, but something pretty dramatic could happen.

"Our position hasn't changed", Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters on Air Force One en route to Shannon, Ireland, as President Donald Trump wrapped up a week-long trip to Europe. "We want to reach an agreement".

Significant differences remain about how quickly and how much Mexico can reduce unauthorized migration through tougher enforcement measures, the US official said.

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Trump's 5 percent tariff on Mexican goods will take effect on Monday unless there is a surprise deal in between.

The Hill reported on Thursday citing a draft declaration obtained by their website that US President Trump plans to declare another national emergency to impose the tariffs on Mexico over its perceived role in the illegal immigrant crisis in America. "The tariffs are going forward as of Monday".

Lopez Obrador, however, said it was a mistake for the United States to link migration with trade. Last month, US authorities made more than 144,000 arrests along the southern border, the highest level in 13 years. He told The Oklahoman's Chris Casteel that Trump's aides are saying this dispute is about immigration, not trade, "but it's certainly about trade when you use tariffs to be able to deal with immigration".

Trump had threatened, all imports of goods from Mexico with a criminal to prove duty of five per cent, if the neighboring country of introduction as soon as possible tougher measures for border security.

"We're having a great talk with Mexico".

By Thursday, Mexican officials had indicated a willingness to connect in tips the adjustments, the administration legitimate said, even though he cautioned that attorneys for the nations fervent were aloof scheduled to meet at some stage in the day and into the evening to stare if an settlement might perchance well perchance presumably be reached. Those people worry about the negative economic consequences for Americans and believe the tariffs - which would likely spark retaliatory taxes on USA exports - would also hurt the administration politically.

US authorities continue to push for a more forceful and intimidating enforcement approach from Mexico, while Mexico is urging the United States to address the underlying structural problems in Central America - poverty, violence and drought - that are driving emigration. Hundreds of thousands of people flee every year from poverty and violence in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, and through Mexico to the United States.


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