Trump says that tariffs will be imposed on all Mexican imports, to curb illegal migration

epa07612466 US President Donald J. Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House for Colorado in Washington, DC, USA, 30 May 2019. Trump spoke about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's statement at the Justice Department on 29 May. He also spoke about trade with China, growing tensions with Iran, and the situation in Venezuela. EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

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President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will impose a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico starting on June 10 until illegal immigration across the southern border is stopped.

The announcement, which Mr. Trump made on his Twitter feed, said the tariffs would be in place “until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP.”

New York Times reports that Trump said in a statement that the tariffs would start at 5% on June 10 then go to 10% on July 1, 15% on Aug. 1, 20% on Sept. 1 and go up to 25% on Oct. 1 unless Mexico takes steps to stop the surge, according to a report on France 24.

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