Mexico succumbed to American threats
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By AhadNA2 07/06/2019 08:59 AM | Number of readings:
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Eberard said his country would send the National Guard to its southern border with Guatemala as part of a Mexican effort to contain the influx of Central Americans that has angered President Donald Trump.
"We have made it clear that 6,000 people are going to be sent there," Eberard told reporters in televised remarks as he left a meeting with US officials in Washington.
He said Mexican talks with the United States on immigration would continue on Friday.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Thursday that Trump was adamant that Mexico should take important new steps to stem the flow of Central American migrants by Monday or face customs duties on its exports to the United States.
"At this time we are still moving towards customs duties," the White House spokeswoman said in a statement.
Sanders was tracking reports that the United States was considering delaying tariffs while the two countries were in talks to reach an agreement.
US President Trump announced a 5 percent tariff on Mexican goods, starting on June 10, because of Mexico's lack of action to stem the flow of illegal immigrants.
"The fees will continue to rise by 5 per cent every month to 25 per cent in October," Trump said on Twitter, adding that it would become permanent if Mexico did not take effective steps to stem the influx of non-migrants. Legitimate ones across its territory ".
"Mexico's passive cooperation in allowing this mass incursion is an extraordinary and extraordinary threat to national security and the economy of the United States," Trump said in a statement published by the White House on Friday (May 31st).
Trump had chirped, saying border guards had arrested 1,036 illegal immigrants on the border with Mexico near the city of El Paso on Thursday morning, accompanied by a video clip.
"Mexico has very strong immigration laws and can easily stop the illegal flow of migrants, including by repatriating them to their countries of origin," he said.