He has no other option but this…
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador suggested Mexico might be ready to step up migration control measures in response to President Donald Trump’s tariff ultimatum.
Lopez Obrador said Mexico could be ready to strike a deal with the United States by helping prevent illegal border crossings into the U.S. during a news conference, Reuters reported.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard is leading a delegation set to meet with U.S. officials in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, and will attempt to negotiate over the border control issue.
Lopez Obrador said he expects “good results” from the talks, according to Reuters.
“The main thing is to inform about what we’re already doing on the migration issue, and if it’s necessary to reinforce these measures without violating human rights, we could be prepared to reach that deal,” Lopez Obrador said.
Trump announced Thursday his intention to place a 5% tariff on Mexican imports, starting June 10, until the issue of illegal immigration was addressed by the Mexican government.
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. The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied,..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2019
The proposal of a tariff on Mexican trade goods has been met with resistance from actors in the Mexican economy as well as U.S. businessmen and legislators concerned with the consequences of placing such a tariff.
Lopez Obrador said he is not interested in starting a trade war with the U.S., but that he has a “plan” in case Trump’s tariffs do take effect, according to Reuters. Details of the plan were not given.
“We’re doing all we can to reach a deal through dialogue,” Lopez Obrador said.
“We’re not going to get into a trade war, a war of tariffs and of taxes,” he added.
Lopez Obrador’s expressed intention to potentially cooperate with Trump’s border control request comes following his letter accusing Trump of “turning the United States, overnight, from a country of brotherly love for immigrants” to a “bolted space, where there’s stigmatizing, mistreatment, abuse, [and] persecution” of immigrants.
Lopez Obrador’s account posted the letter on Twitter following Trump’s announcement of the tariff.
Al presidente Donald Trump en son de paz. https://t.co/5XdiY7hfeL
— Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) May 31, 2019
Src: The Daily Caller
The US is still a country of brotherly love for immigrants. The whole “wall” thing is not about that. Its about coming into the US “illegally” in lieu of coming into the US ‘legally.’ We have laws regarding how its done. To disregard those laws thus, entering illegally.. one is starting off on the wrong foot. Entering the US illegally is a criminal offense. Twisting all the facts into a “brotherly love” and/or “racist” bunch of nonsense is BS Liberal “reasoning”.. which, is far from sound.
POTUS has been doing OK lately, but he could/should be doing better. The Border should have been closed down months ago, Mexico will never be a friend of the USA.
POTUS still hasn’t abolished “ANCHOR BABIES”, DEFUNDED ALL SANCTUARY CITIES, abolished “LOBBUISTS, all they do is to make the congress more Corrutp than they already are. Make “ENGLISH”, the one and only Official Language of “AMERICA”!
He hasn’t jailed any of Americas’ enemies, #1, The Obamas’, and #2, Hillary(The whole corrupt family), needs to be taken out of action. Her Howdy Doody kid, is as corrupt as the Hillary and Bill.
John F Grychak /Rome wasn’t built in a day. Trump is doing a
marvelous job, but he can’t do everything at once. Be patient,
He would have gotten more done had it not been for the liberal
demon rats opposition.
And some Republican trators as well. dont forget paul ryan, romney, mccain, etc.
Isnt that cute! If I leave out the work illegal then I’m the one with the moral high ground …… bullshit. Keep your disgusting fithly illegal murderous migrates in your own country. You have no moral high ground you are simply lying by exclusion of the facts.
I am so pleased the president trump does not yield to these lying filthy tricks these idiots try to play. If we were talking Obama Hussein he would have already yielded. Trump does an amazing job. Tgft.
No negotiating. NONE. If illegals are at the border on 10 June, the gates are shut and Mexico has to deal with them. And Mexico begins to PAY FOR THE WALL!
Shut the gates and turn back anyone coming across our southern border and leave it closed until all of the illegals have gone home.
When a smart money man pushes the $$$$$$, many listen. Our President is the best for the time. He can make a George washington $$$ bill conform. We don’t need a hateful politician, we only need a very smart money man, because love doesn’t make the world go around, money does.
I will believe Mexico’s President when I see his armed guards blocking the immigrants from crossing the border. But I don’t think Mexico has any kind of frce
Please shove it up their Mexican pieholes until they scream and close their own southern borders
last i heard 113 billion taxpayer dollars are used to support the illegals . one of the resons dnc doesnt want to push this is 80%vote dem . [free stuff] sfiqurs are repeated from diff sources[fairly close] once they are here chain migration starts the govt is starting to stop illegals from section 8 housing in la co acording to the paper us citizens cannot get housing becauseof the migrants have them all.[non taxpayers] over 60 %work for cash no taxes paid in looking at some bills in local state and national givs them the right to vote. why? open ss why? didnt pay a dime into it includes ssi and regular . things must stop.
Citizens of America have human rights to protect our country! Come here legally or not at all!
First off there is NOTHING Mexico makes that the US can’t make including Tequila! So Mexico needs us far more than we need him. If an American business suffers from the Terifs they should look to buy and sell American products. I know that under Obama Ca. Avocado farmers went out of business by way of his environmental policy that shut the water of to the farms in favor of the smelt- an inch long fish! So all you spoiled Cali liberals will just have to go without your Avacado Toast and Guacamole!
This will work if people are finally ready to play hardball and not whine about having to personally feel the pain. Kinda like all the homeless, hungry, uneducated, unmedicated American Citizens who have suffered while we spend Billions a year on illegals.
Enough is Enough!
Thank you president Trump for causing Mexico to own up to their unfriendly attitude
Mexico always says they are trying and caves when the US is threatening their access to the US markets. But then they do very little. Hold their feet to the fire Mr. President. Talk is cheap, their actions have to follow their words. And human rights for illegals illegally forcing their way across borders must end if necessary with some bullets.
The cartels are involved and so are other criminal interests like the worst gangs in the world. Shoot them. No more illegals coming illegally and definitely stop the gangs and cartel from benefiting here. And living on the border for decades I can attest to Mexico having very poor attendance to human rights. They have a real low record of anything the US seriously attends to. Best to stop all of this at the mexican border permanently because their population has a low opinion of border jumpers, they do not want them either!
Had the US, in past eras, did the right thing and acquired Mexico when the opportunity arose, this would not be a problem. PC correctness was alive and well in those eras as well as the present so until then BAH!
Lets make America Great Again
Stand together and we can win
Don’t let those who would divide us
Be the ones to guide us
The freedoms we share
Are not shared everywhere
Would you really want your country of origin
To be the country you now live in
Be Proud of your flag
And for all that it stands
In God we trust
To protect this great land
And we can make America Great Again
There are people out there
Dumbing down our children
Teaching the it’s wrong to succeed
When in truth they are bought and paid for
By people making way for
Taking away the American Dream
Stand tall in America
We’ve got it all in America
But Freedom in never Free
So it you want to save this Country
Let President Trump be
Given the support he needs
Pray to God that he succeeds
And we can MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN
Still think first time illegals should be put on a plane to the south side of the Amazon I think we could lease 10000 acres there reasonably. Repeat offenders get to spend a year in a La. prison farm producing their own food before their trip south.
Pres Trump Has Been Saying ( all the while ) That Mexico Will PAY FOR THE WALL !!! Here’s Mud in Their Face…