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This is why you don’t mess with the POTUS…

Recently, President Donald Trump announced his promised immigration plan, proclaiming he will increase tariffs on Mexico.

“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,” President Trump wrote in a tweet.

“The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied,” the president said and continued in a subsequent post, “….at which time the Tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow.”

Also, the White House released the following statement from President Trump:

As everyone knows, the United States of America has been invaded by hundreds of thousands of people coming through Mexico and entering our country illegally.  This sustained influx of illegal aliens has profound consequences on every aspect of our national life—overwhelming our schools, overcrowding our hospitals, draining our welfare system, and causing untold amounts of crime.  Gang members, smugglers, human traffickers, and illegal drugs and narcotics of all kinds are pouring across the Southern Border and directly into our communities.  Thousands of innocent lives are taken every year as a result of this lawless chaos.  It must end NOW!

Mexico’s passive cooperation in allowing this mass incursion constitutes an emergency and extraordinary threat to the national security and economy of the United States.  Mexico has very strong immigration laws and could easily halt the illegal flow of migrants, including by returning them to their home countries.  Additionally, Mexico could quickly and easily stop illegal aliens from coming through its southern border with Guatemala.

For decades, the United States has suffered the severe and dangerous consequences of illegal immigration.  Sadly, Mexico has allowed this situation to go on for many years, growing only worse with the passage of time.  From a safety, national security, military, economic, and humanitarian standpoint, we cannot allow this grave disaster to continue.  The current state of affairs is profoundly unfair to the American taxpayer, who bears the extraordinary financial cost imposed by large-scale illegal migration.  Even worse is the terrible and preventable loss of human life.  Some of the most deadly and vicious gangs on the planet operate just across our border and terrorize innocent communities.

Mexico must step up and help solve this problem.  We welcome people who come to the United States legally, but we cannot allow our laws to be broken and our borders to be violated.  For years, Mexico has not treated us fairly—but we are now asserting our rights as a sovereign Nation.

To address the emergency at the Southern Border, I am invoking the authorities granted to me by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.  Accordingly, starting on June 10, 2019, the United States will impose a 5 percent Tariff on all goods imported from Mexico.  If the illegal migration crisis is alleviated through effective actions taken by Mexico, to be determined in our sole discretion and judgment, the Tariffs will be removed.  If the crisis persists, however, the Tariffs will be raised to 10 percent on July 1, 2019.  Similarly, if Mexico still has not taken action to dramatically reduce or eliminate the number of illegal aliens crossing its territory into the United States, Tariffs will be increased to 15 percent on August 1, 2019, to 20 percent on September 1, 2019, and to 25 percent on October 1, 2019.  Tariffs will permanently remain at the 25 percent level unless and until Mexico substantially stops the illegal inflow of aliens coming through its territory.  Workers who come to our country through the legal admissions process, including those working on farms, ranches, and in other businesses, will be allowed easy passage.

If Mexico fails to act, Tariffs will remain at the high level, and companies located in Mexico may start moving back to the United States to make their products and goods.  Companies that relocate to the United States will not pay the Tariffs or be affected in any way.

Over the years, Mexico has made massive amounts of money in its dealings with the United States, and this includes the tremendous number of jobs leaving our country.

Should Mexico choose not to cooperate on reducing unlawful migration, the sustained imposition of Tariffs will produce a massive return of jobs back to American cities and towns.  Remember, our great country has been the “piggy bank” from which everybody wants only to TAKE.  The difference is that now we are firmly and forcefully standing up for America’s interests.

We have confidence that Mexico can and will act swiftly to help the United States stop this long-term, dangerous, and deeply unfair problem.  The United States has been very good to Mexico for many years.  We are now asking that Mexico immediately do its fair share to stop the use of its territory as a conduit for illegal immigration into our country.

The cartels and coyotes are having a greater and greater impact on the Mexican side of our Southern Border.  This is a dire threat that must be decisively eliminated.  Billions of dollars are made, and countless lives are ruined, by these ruthless and merciless criminal organizations.  Mexico must bring law and order to its side of the border.

Democrats in Congress are fully aware of this horrible situation and yet refuse to help in any way, shape, or form.  This is a total dereliction of duty.  The migrant crisis is a calamity that must now be solved—and can easily be solved—in Congress.  Our broken asylum laws, court system, catch-and-release, visa lottery, chain migration, and many other loopholes can all be promptly corrected.  When that happens, the measures being announced today can be more readily reduced or removed.

The United States is a great country that can no longer be exploited due to its foolish and irresponsible immigration laws.  For the sake of our people, and for the sake of our future, these horrendous laws must be changed now.

At the same time, Mexico cannot allow hundreds of thousands of people to pour over its land and into our country—violating the sovereign territory of the United States.  If Mexico does not take decisive measures, it will come at a significant price.

We therefore look forward to, and appreciate, the swift and effective actions that we hope Mexico will immediately install.

As President of the United States, my highest duty is the defense of the country and its citizens.  A nation without borders is not a nation at all.  I will not stand by and allow our sovereignty to be eroded, our laws to be trampled, or our borders to be disrespected anymore.

  1. This is the best news – well-thought out plan. Mexico has not honored nor respected our border laws, yet their borders are heavily guarded. They asked for this and now they’ve got it.

  2. Amen,Amen and, Amen Mr. President ! God bless you and the VP.God curse the those on the left and right who seek to destroy America for satans 1 world government. God be with you ,the VP and your families and those who are faithful to God America and you sir Mr.President

  3. It’s time to stop calling these people Democrats and start calling them out for what they really are, elitist fascist neo-nazis. The only difference between Hitler’s Nazis and these scum is the German Nazis wanted to build a better race, and these people just think they’re better than you.

  4. POTUS is certainly a man of action, whereas failingCongress is a gang of slugs. Nancy Pelosi has allowed the immigration crisis to flourish. California is facing a threat of endemic disease from Liberal politicians failing to act. I just can’t comprehend what goes through the Liberal mind to wittingly allow this disastrous situation to exist. There is no legitimate political reason for allowing this situation that is spiraling out of control to persist. It appears that only POTUS has his wits about him. Yet, the House wants to impeach him. It should be the other way around.

  5. Keep hitting them harder and harder, eventually they will respond to the stimuli just like any dumb ask dog.

  6. Absolutely awesome President we have, when the border is taken care of, and the wall up then maybe we can get All the illegals out of this country and then what a great one we’ll have again. Maybe we should keep our Trump card for a second and a third term. Awesome news Mr President.

  7. This is the President we elected and why we elected him! The Democrats in Congress who’ve resisted Mr. Trump need to take notice The price of their tequila is going up on June 10th if Mexico doesn’t take action.
    Mexico President Fox had wanted to allow more illegals to come into the US. Now that he’s gone, the US needs to redo immigration policies and make penalties more severe for illegal crossings.

  8. OK. This is a good start. But what about deporting the illegals already here? By current estimates there are about 25 million illegals here. Our President made no mention of getting rid of the illegals currently sucking up welfare and clogging schools.

  9. Hallelujah!!! Thought I’d never see this letter. Congress needs to stop their nonsense and DO THEIR JOB to help the President protect our country from this invasion.
    Thank you President Trump. Finally, a leader with guts and actual patriotism.

  10. Some individuals are brain dead ! Trump didn’t literally mean Mexico would cut a check and pay for the wall, it only takes a little higher level thinking! He was referring to if their were a defensible wall built that this would happen: less drugs entering, less profit for drug dealers, USA would save billions by not feeding, clothing, welfare, medical, educating, medical services, soc sec, To illegal Aliens. Govt spending $300 billion a year on benefits on Aliens right now and it’s increasing.
    Could have built the wall for $20;billion, Hell Trump only wanted about $ 7 billion to start.
    Mexico would have lost drug revenue, had to deal with aliens on their side of the wall, got sick of feeding them….AND may have stepped up and stopped them at their narrow Southern Border! The Mexican people were getting fed up with on the bullshit aliens were causing, they Needed to put pressure on their government!
    Yes, Mexico would have paid for the Border Wall.! Not literally , but in economics!
    Trump can’t do it alone, every time he tries something f,,,,, Dems or Liberal judges have blocked him , called names, lied, , Dems don’t give a shit if we are being over run by illegal aliens who will break our welfare system. Pretty dam sad when politicians care more about violators if the law than tax paying Americans, and then expect the working man to pay for it!
    So do the math…. $20 billion or $300 billion down the crapper!
    Tariffs tax is a good start, but not enough, close the dam Border down, zero travel across until Congress fixes this mess and Mexico steps up. Send thousands of military troops to the border and use force if necessary, NO one comes in!
    The USA is being played as suckers…. asshole Dems are letting it happen for power and f… votes by aliens! If you could force your way in and gain benefits who would you vote for, they don’t give a shit who pays for all their benefits! No work, can stay in bed and make more babies to be cared for!

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