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    Mexico Tariffs Could Return In July

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48586457

    Mexico given 45 days to curb migrant flow to US


    The US has given Mexico 45 days to reduce the number of migrants crossing its territory on their way to the US.

    Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Monday gave details of a deal reached with the US to avert the imposition of tariffs on Mexican goods.

    Even though no specific target has been set, the measures taken by Mexico to curb the migrant flow will be evaluated in mid July, Mr Ebrard said.

    If the number was not down by then, a regional solution would be sought.

    'Buying time'

    Mr Ebrard said the agreement reached on Friday after days of "most difficult negotiation" bought Mexico time to show it could succeed in driving down the number of migrants.

    He said that US negotiators had wanted Mexico to commit to "zero migrants" crossing its territory, but according to Mr Ebrard, that was "mission impossible".

    Mr Ebrard said the US side also wanted to designate Mexico as a "safe third country", which would have required Mexico to take in asylum seekers heading for the US and process their claims on its own soil.

    The foreign minister said that he had averted that measure for the time being: "We told them - I think it was the most important achievement of the negotiations - 'let's set a time period to see if what Mexico is proposing will work, and if not, we'll sit down and see what additional measures are needed'".

    Mexico said it would deploy its National Guard throughout the country from Monday with 6,000 additional troops being sent to its southern border with Guatemala.

    How did we get here?

    Illegal border crossings on Mexico's northern border with the US have been on the rise again after reaching a low in US President Donald Trump's first year in office.

    In February, Mr Trump declared an emergency on the US-Mexico border, saying it was necessary in order to tackle what he described as a crisis.



    In May, Mr Trump threatened that 5% tariffs on Mexican goods would be imposed on 10 June and rise by 5% every month until reaching 25% in October if Mexico did not take substantial action to curb migration.

    Mexico is currently one of the largest trading partners for the US, just behind China and Canada. After days of negotiations, a deal was reached on Friday which both sides hailed as a success.

    But on Monday, President Trump warned that tariffs were not off the table completely, saying that if the part of the deal which required approval by Mexico's congress was not passed, the tariffs would be reinstated.



    Asked about the tweet, Mr Ebrard said that he thought President Trump was referring to possible regional measures to be taken in conjunction with Central American nations from which most of the migrants hail from.

    He said those measures would only be taken if the planned actions by the Mexican government, such as reinforcing its border with Guatemala, failed.

    "If these measures don't work, we'd have to move to a regional model to be approved by the [Mexican] Congress, that's what he is referring to," Mr Ebrard told reporters at a news conference.

    President Trump also said that Mexico would soon make "large" agricultural purchases from the US.

    But when asked about that deal on Monday, Mr Ebrard said that there had been no additional agreement
    with the US and that the American president was likely referring to expected growth in trade following the migration deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    The quality seems to have dropped significantly since I came here, I guess you get what you pay for.
    "There is always a tweet. That has become accepted fact in the Trump presidency: For every pronouncement the President makes, there is at least one tweet from his past that directly contradicts his current view." -CNN

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    Nice graph. Shows exactly what an obstructionist Congress can do. When Trump came into office he said he would shut the border down. Those south of the border got the message and decided to stay home. Then came the TDS obstructionists causing the influx to double.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Nice graph. Shows exactly what an obstructionist Congress can do. When Trump came into office he said he would shut the border down. Those south of the border got the message and decided to stay home. Then came the TDS obstructionists causing the influx to double.
    When Trump came into office, he had Republican running the House and the Senate. Obama faced opposition in Congress yet had the fewest crossing apprehensions. Trump threats to close the border created a rush of people trying to get in. The tougher he talked, the more came. Irony.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    The quality seems to have dropped significantly since I came here, I guess you get what you pay for.
    "There is always a tweet. That has become accepted fact in the Trump presidency: For every pronouncement the President makes, there is at least one tweet from his past that directly contradicts his current view." -CNN

    I am Zippy and I approve of this post. But you don't have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    When Trump came into office, he had Republican running the House and the Senate. Obama faced opposition in Congress yet had the fewest crossing apprehensions. Trump threats to close the border created a rush of people trying to get in. The tougher he talked, the more came. Irony.
    Who won the House in 2018? And began an obstructionist agenda the year after The lowest amount since '71?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Who won the House in 2018? And began an obstructionist agenda the year after The lowest amount since '71?
    Why was nothing done between 2016 and 2018? Republicans had total control. Can't blame that on losing the House in 2018. Just making excuses.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    The quality seems to have dropped significantly since I came here, I guess you get what you pay for.
    "There is always a tweet. That has become accepted fact in the Trump presidency: For every pronouncement the President makes, there is at least one tweet from his past that directly contradicts his current view." -CNN

    I am Zippy and I approve of this post. But you don't have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Why was nothing done between 2016 and 2018? Republicans had total control. Can't blame that on losing the House in 2018. Just making excuses.
    The obstructionist agenda was not limited to either party. And so here we are. With 100k+ coming in each month. In a single month these trespassers could have displaced and repopulated my whole county. $#@! that $#@!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Republicans had total control.
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
    "dumpster diving isn't professional." - angelatc


    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    Amnesty Don.

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    You only show up to attack Trump when he is wrong
    DACA S**thole Dreamers - Make America Great Again?



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    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post
    Amnesty Don.


    And that is why all the hoopla. He is simply taking over where Obama left off. One way or the other, ALL people WILL be documented as the U.N. has stated, the means by how they accomplish that is not of importance.
    “The right to life is the source of all rights—and the right to property is their only implementation. Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life. The man who produces while others dispose of his product, is a slave.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Why was nothing done between 2016 and 2018? Republicans had total control. Can't blame that on losing the House in 2018. Just making excuses.
    With big government John McCain and Lindsey Graham who needs obstructionist democrats. Or any other big government republicans who voted against Rands penny plan when it didn't even count because they were never going to get democrats to vote on it. I'm sure Rand Paul would of gotten a lot done with the same congress zippy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post
    Amnesty Don.

    Not happening.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    It's good that they are being given a deadline and held to a standard, they can't be trusted.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    It's good that they are being given a deadline and held to a standard, they can't be trusted.
    You are right. Trump does change his mind all the time. Can't be trusted.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    The quality seems to have dropped significantly since I came here, I guess you get what you pay for.
    "There is always a tweet. That has become accepted fact in the Trump presidency: For every pronouncement the President makes, there is at least one tweet from his past that directly contradicts his current view." -CNN

    I am Zippy and I approve of this post. But you don't have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    You are right. Trump does change his mind all the time. Can't be trusted.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Exclamation No Se Puede! - No you can't, Amnesty Don

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Not happening.
    A message for President Trump....

    No, you can't!
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    You only show up to attack Trump when he is wrong
    DACA S**thole Dreamers - Make America Great Again?



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