Washington, May 31: Stating it as a measure to address the emergency of illegal immigration, United States President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he would impose a five per cent tariffs on all goods imported from Mexico beginning June 10.
Trump tweeted, "On June 10, 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. The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied,.."
A White House Statement read, '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.'
Trump has always been vocal about his issues with illegal immigrants from other parts of the world, esp. Mexico. In fact, his entire election campaign in 2016 was based on 'Building a Wall' to stop such influx of 'illegal aliens'.
The States President holds that this inrush has profound consequences on every aspect of America's national life—overwhelming their schools, overcrowding hospitals, draining 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 due to which thousands of innocent lives are taken every year as a result of this lawless chaos.
However, the President does not wish to stop here only, it has been stated further in the release that 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 pc on August 1, to 20 pc on September 1, and to 25 pc on October 1.
'Tariffs will permanently remain at the 25 per cent 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,' the release added.