Opinion| On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump announced that he will be enforcing a 5% tariff on all imports from Mexico. The tariff will be enforced on June 10th. The President plans to gradually increase the tariff rate until the massive influx of illegal immigration into the United States comes to a stop.
The President tweeted, “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
We have been witnessing a huge number of illegal immigrants flooding into the United States through the shared border with Mexico, and there does not seem to be any relief in sight.
His letter continued on to slam American citizens saying that our country’s president is “turning the United States, overnight, from a country of brotherly love for immigrants from around the world, to a bolted space, where there’s stigmatizing, mistreatment, abuse, persecution, and a denial of the right to justice to those who seek — with sacrifice and hard work — to live free from misery.”
Then Obrador lectured Americans on the original meaning of the Statue of Liberty. He claimed that “social problems are not solved with duties or coercive measures.” He referred to the United States’ history of being known as a nation of immigrants: “The Statue of Liberty is not an empty symbol.”
Obrador linked to the open letter on his Twitter account. He stated that Mexico is working to avoid illegal immigration without infringing on people’s human rights.
“People don’t leave their homelands for pleasure but out of necessity,” the Mexican President wrote.
Fox News reports:
López Obrador said in the letter that his foreign relations secretary was leading a delegation to Washington D.C. to speak with Trump administration officials in order to seek a peaceful and negotiated solution to Trump’s threat to impose stiff tariffs on goods from Mexico if the country doesn’t do more to slow irregular migration.
He noted that his outreach was not to be interpreted as a sign of weakness.
“I’m not a coward or timid, but act out of principles. I believe in politics which, among other things, was invented to avoid confrontation and war.”
Al presidente Donald Trump en son de paz. https://t.co/5XdiY7hfeL
— Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) May 31, 2019