President Trump threatens tariffs on Mexican cars

Ann Santiago
April 5, 2019

But Trump said tariffs would also be imposed if Mexico does not do more to slow the flow of narcotics.

Morgan, who spoke to Congress on Thursday morning, said that many legislators at his hearing accepted that there was a crisis at the southern border with Mexico.

The Republican president in February declared a national emergency at the border to secure the money that Congress refused to give him for the wall. "No one is above the law or the Constitution, not even the President".

Pelosi said members of the House's Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group voted to go to court.

US Attorney General William Barr said the president's emergency declaration was legal.

"We're going to give them a one-year warning, and if the drugs don't stop, or largely stop, we're going to put tariffs on Mexico and products - in particular cars".

President Donald Trump on Thursday backed off his threat to close the southern border this week, instead giving Mexico a one-year warning to stop the flow of drugs and apprehend migrants and saying that if it didn't, he would close the border or place new tariffs on cars produced in Mexico.

"Trump is seeking re-election, and clearly the threats about the increase in immigrants is political", said Aguirre, adding that Mexican companies would argue at a major U.S. -Mexico forum next week that immigration and trade should be treated separately.

"Closing down the border would have potentially catastrophic economic impact on our country, and I would hope we would not be doing that", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday. Over the Thanksgiving holiday past year, Trump claimed he'd already "closed the border" after officials briefly closed the northbound lanes at San Ysidro, California, for several hours in the early morning to bolster security because of concerns about a potential influx of migrant caravan members.

Last year, Nielsen unveiled the new section of replacement wall and placed a plaque on the USA side on which President Trump's name was engraved.

But he also said Mexico was working to change the situation.

U.S. soldiers walk next to the border fence between Mexico and the United States, as migrants are seen walking behind the fence, after crossing illegally into the turn themselves in, in El Paso, Texas, U.S., in this picture taken from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, April 3, 2019.

Mr. Trump's threat comes as he is trying to shepherd the U.S. -Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement through Congress, the renegotiated trade deal which replaced NAFTA.

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