Trump would sideline USMCA for new auto tariffs

DHS sending 750 more agents to U.S.-Mexico border over 'influx'

Trump has taken a step back from his threat to close the border to fight illegal immigration, as pressure mounted from companies anxious that a shutdown would cause chaos to supply chains.

"If Mexico doesn't give the help, that's OK, we're going to tariff their cars", Trump said at the White House.

Trump had said he would close the border or at least large sections of it, this week if Mexico does not halt illegal immigration into the U.S.

Trump's tariff threat appeared to move him away from a previously threatened imminent closing of the border in order to punish Mexico.

Pelosi said in a statement Thursday that Trump was "stealing from appropriated funds". Ted Cruz weighed in on the issue, concerned that a closed border would have a direct impact on his constituents, many of whom are supporters of the president.

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

Sixteen Democrat-majority states have already sued Trump over the emergency declaration, filing their challenge before a federal judge in California.

President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on automobiles made in Mexico and close the US-Mexico border if the country didn't stop "massive amounts of drugs" coming into the US within one year. He has since praised the country for doing more. "The president's absolutely right with the pressure he's putting on Mexico", Morgan said.

Trump said that he would give Mexico a one-year warning, before leveling tariffs, calling it "the big ballgame".

Nielsen was creating an emergency operations center and named U.S. Border Patrol official Manny Padilla as an operational crisis coordinator to manage the response from within the different immigration agencies at the Department of Homeland Security.

"I've never experienced anything like this, in all the time I have worked here", said truck driver Juan Sandoval, who joined the line before dawn on Thursday, the fourth day of huge truck lines at the border. Over the Thanksgiving holiday a year ago, 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.

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 U.S.to turn themselves in, in El Paso, Texas, U.S., in this picture taken from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, April 3, 2019.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

LaLiga: What Zidane said after Valencia defeated Real Madrid 2-1
Madrid are stuck in third on 57 points, 13 behind La Liga leaders Barcelona and five behind city rivals Atletico Madrid . Communicating such a decision to players who have contributed trophies to the team could be rather complex for Zidane .

Teammate says Juventus star 50-50 to blame for racist chants
An announcement was made over the stadium's speaker system, instructing the fans to stop or the match would be suspended. News agency Ansa quotes Mario Balotelli , who used Instagram to tell Kean: " Bonucci is lucky that I wasn't there".

Stephen Colbert absolutely destroys Trump's threat to close the border with Mexico
The President is still weighing the decision , despite being warned by aides about the consequences of shutting down the border. Even without an official order to close the border , the crisis is forcing delays.

Countdown: Arsenal fans name their top five performers in March
Some fans noticed that a match official celebrated Liverpool's victor at Anfield on the bench. "I went to the dressing room and I spoke to the manager", Salah told Sky Sports .

Other news