Mexico and the U.S. began talks on Monday in Washington to avoid tariffs, after Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Mexico for not stopping the flow of migrants and drugs coming from the southern border.

“Mexico must take back their country from the drug lords and cartels, the tariff is about stopping drugs as well as illegals!” Trump said in a tweet last month.

Trump has pressured Mexico to fix their immigration system in order to slow down the flow of illegal immigrants entering the U.S.

“Either they stop the invasion of our country by drug dealers, cartels, human traffickers, coyotes and illegal immigrants, which they can do very easily,” said Trump. “Or our many companies and jobs that have been foolishly allowed to move south of the border will be brought back into the United States through taxation. America has enough!”

“There is a clear limit to what we can negotiate, and the limit is Mexican dignity,” said Mexico’s Ambassador Martha Barcena.

Mexico has accepted 8,835 returned migrants as of May 29. According to Barcena,  the returned migrants are waiting in Mexico for an asylum hearing in the U.S. courts.

Migrants arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border rose over 140,000 in May, compared to nearly 52,000 last year in the same month, according to U.S. Customs And Border Protection.

WHAT THE RIGHT IS SAYING:

“Great to hear @RealDonaldTrump has reached a deal for Mexico to increase their efforts to secure our shared border, including a wise provision for the U.S. to reassess the progress in 90 days,” said Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA).

WHAT THE LEFT IS SAYING:

“The president’s threat is not rooted in wise trade policy but has more to do with bad immigration policy on his part, said Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

Written ByJorge Ventura

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