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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders weighs in on President Trump fare hike in Mexico.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, President Trump has defended the decision to abruptly increase the tariffs against Mexico in the midst of the escalating humanitarian crisis on the southern border.
Trump tweeted on Thursday that a five-percent tax on incoming goods from Mexico would begin in June, “until such time as the illegal migrants come through Mexico, and STOP in our country.”
Sanders said, “America’s Newsroom” on Friday morning, that the rates are in the reply to Mexico, the lack of willingness to “step up and do more” in terms of immigration.
“The President has asked you to do for months,” said Sanders. “Now he is the implementation of some measures, which hopefully can help you get involved more, so that you can begin to us in this process.”
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The press Secretary argued that on Wednesday, a group of more than 1,000 people tried to enter the country at a time, and Mexico is the responsibility of the support apply give back, the people crossing illegally in their home countries. Border patrol agents detained the group, try the most part, to cross at a time, to date, according to the customs and border protection.
“The fact that you are not breaking up, that you not try to return these people back in your homeland, what are we asking you to do is,” she continued. “You have the ability. It is your right to do that.”
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Mexico is a key trading partner for the United States. Sanders said it is important to have a solid relationship with Mexico, but that border security and the security of the President is a top priority.
“We can’t continue as a sovereign state without borders and without enforcement of our laws,” she said.
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“And Mexico needs to enforce their southern border. We are confident that you will be one step, and help to fix this problem. You can easily do that,” she continued.