More than 50 Texas lawmakers against tariff increase

Local News
February 07 2021 06:00 pm

MCALLEN, Texas — The deadline for President Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods is three days away. The president recently announcing he will hit Mexican imports with a five percent fee this month, if no agreement is reached between the two countries regarding the flow of migrants. The president now saying, there’s a good chance a deal can be made.

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, along with 55 Texas House members, are calling on President Trump to drop his threat to impose tariffs on Mexican imported goods. Stating these fees will hurt American consumers in the process.

President Trump taking to his Twitter account this afternoon stating
“If we are able to make the deal with Mexico, and there is a good chance that we will, they will begin purchasing farm and agricultural products at very high levels, starting immediately. If we are unable to make the deal, Mexico will begin paying tariffs at the 5% level on Monday.”

The president says tariffs can reach 25 percent by October, if Mexico’s government fails to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants coming into the United States. The administration says they will submit a legal notification on tariffs today but could retract over the weekend if negotiations with Mexico go well.

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