A hoard of illegal alien invaders 1000 strong being turned back by Mexico is a good start, but I wouldn’t hold back on the tariffs.
The threat of making them pay is already having some effect. The fact that Pres. Trump is not backing down just because they are finally making a little effort is a good thing, because if he backs down too soon, they will only stop the little they are doing. There is plenty Mexico can do to stay most of this crisis.
Believe it or not, the tariffs need to go into effect and stay in fact until the illegal immigration in this country and Mexico achieve a net -100,000 for at least a month, possibly two or more.
If they did, I could see lowering it to 5% again at the end of July if both Mexico and the United States have a net -100,000 illegal immigration. We don’t just want zero, we want the illegals in both counties sent home, and frankly, I want to see some of the tariff money used to build more border wall and secure all the current gaps.
With the threat of Pres. Trump’s tariffs, Mexico has made new efforts to secure its southern border with Guatemala by deploying the Mexican National Guard to turn back a Central American caravan make up of more than 1000 people.
As the Mexican delegation sits down to talk migration with the US Administration in DC – on the Southern Mexico border a ‘caravan’ of (AP says) around 1000 people is intercepted by Mex officials.
Perhaps the biggest signal they could give of compliance with Pres. Trump’s wishes. pic.twitter.com/bgknGT1cmb
— John Holman (@johnholman100) June 5, 2019
WaPo: U.S./Mexico close to a deal to avoid tariffs. Mexico has proposed sending 6,000 troops to its southern border w/ Guatemala and what sounds like a modified version of a “safe third country” agreement. Unclear how close or if it will satisfy Trump. https://t.co/RmJhkCtW4k
— Robbie Whelan (@RWhelanWSJ) June 6, 2019
Meanwhile in other news #Mexico suddenly willing to discuss changing asylum rules & border enforcement including migrants being required to seek asylum in first country they enter rather than in the U.S & Mexico sending 6K troops to border with Guatemalahttps://t.co/hvZf3SmvTX
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 7, 2019
I would still keep the threat of closing the border on the table because we cannot support the weight on the world on our shoulders. These third world countries need to learn how to become civilized, self-sustaining nations, or vanish into the sands of time. This is how the world must work, or we are all doomed.
It always amuses me when leftists whine about “we cannot be the world’s policeman” when they demand cuts in Defense Spending but have no problem with America being the worlds “sugar daddy”/welfare state.
Mexico is not our ally because allies do not allow this; enemies do. Let them live with their behavior for a while. If they retaliate at all, go up to the next level early 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, with a one-hour ingress border shutdown daily, then two hours, then three hours.
The bottom line shows us sustained results with our illegal population going down and theirs too.