To Avoid Tariffs Mexico Pledges Troops to Border, Trump Response: ‘Results First’ – Tariffs Will Commence…

In an effort to avoid the tariffs scheduled to begin next Monday; and not admitting they have no ability to influence the U.S-Mexico border region controlled by drug cartels; the conniving Mexican government is pledging to send troops to their southern border.

However, President Trump isn’t in the mood for more empty promises.  In essence, the U.S. position led by Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is: do it, and let’s see… in the meantime, tariffs will commence until Mexican priorities are improved.

WASHINGTON – Faced with Trump’s threat to impose escalating tariffs on Mexican goods beginning Monday, Mexican officials have pledged to deploy up to 6,000 National Guard troops to the country’s border region with Guatemala, a show of force they say will make immediate reductions in the number of Central Americans heading north toward the U.S. border.

The Mexican official and the U.S. official said the countries are negotiating a sweeping plan to overhaul asylum rules across the region, a move that would require Central Americans to seek refuge in the first foreign country they set foot upon after fleeing their homeland.

Under such a plan, the United States would swiftly deport Guatemalan asylum seekers who set foot on U.S. soil to Mexico. And the United States would send Honduran and Salvadoran asylum applicants to Guatemala, whose government held talks with acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan last week. Central American migrants who express a fear of death or torture if sent back to their home countries would be interviewed by a U.S. asylum officer to determine if the chances of such harm were more likely than not — a higher screening standard with a greater likelihood of rejection than current procedures.

Mexico has repeatedly said it will not accept the kind of “Safe Third Country” agreement that the U.S. has with Canada, a pact that requires asylum seekers to apply for refuge in whichever country they arrive in first, as each are considered safe havens. But the Mexican official said the government is willing to make asylum changes for the sake of a coordinated regional approach.

Mexican negotiators also have made clear that they will pull their offers from the table if Trump imposes the tariffs, telling the U.S. that the economic damage would undermine Mexico’s ability to afford tougher enforcement.  (read more)

Speaking to reporters after a Pennsylvania speech, Vice-President Mike Pence said while the U.S. appreciates the position of the Mexican government, unless the administration sees measurable results, the tariffs will go into effect as scheduled.


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190 Responses to To Avoid Tariffs Mexico Pledges Troops to Border, Trump Response: ‘Results First’ – Tariffs Will Commence…

  1. Justin Green says:

    I’d stipulate that drug cartels need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent as well.

    If you keep up with the border violence, you’ve no doubt lost a lot of respect for humanity outside the US. Any group of people that won’t severely crack down on people that behead their rivals and post their heads on overpasses and mail body parts around need to be isolated and defeated severely.

    Liked by 8 people

  2. appraisher says:

    I wonder how many Obama “advisors” were sent down to Mexico to tell AMLO to try to sell Trump and the feckless GOPee the same pinky-promise Chappaquiddick Ted promised Reagan? “We’ll gladly give you {wink, wink} Immigration “Reform” {ha ha, wink, wink} some time in the future, if you give IMMEDIATE amnesty to every illegal that’s already here”.

    Ask the American-hating Ann Navarro how great that worked out for her…and millions more Reconquestas, but here we are in 2019, fighting the same Central American/Mexican economic invasion.

    Reagan got snookered and they think they can still pull the same, old, tired BS on Trump.

    Liked by 6 people

  3. Nancy says:

    Like my Gramma used to say about empty promises, “Talk’s cheap and Brag’s a good dog …but look out for the cat!”

    Liked by 5 people

  4. Skippy says:

    It’s apparent the mexican “cartels” are the route souce of much, in addition to global sources of funding for illegal invasion (i.e., soros and all). I call on Congress to get to the root sources as well as to fix our asylym laws now. I’ve called all my Virginia senate and house members. I will vote accordingly in 2020. Our borders are a major issue: numbers including mere babies/children isolated from true parents, global public health communicative disease issues, legal vs illegal immigration issues, criminal issues in Mexico as well as the USA, support issues.

    Where is our CONGRESS??? What is wrong with the USA that we are not insisting our Congress do it’s job????

    Liked by 9 people

    • johngalt says:

      If Congress were not profiting from the insecure border status quo, they would address it post haste. Congress IS the problem, not at all the solution.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Dutchman says:

      Just a suggestion. Call your STATE senate representatives, as unlike Federal representatives, they might answer the phone, cause they do give a f*ck what their constituents think.

      If Reps in Congress, get calls from Governors and State Senators from their ‘home’ State (that they never visit except to campaign) telling them they are getting hammered, it MIGHT make a,difference?1

      Liked by 1 person

  5. snailmailtrucker says:

    Results Talk… Toro-Crapola Walks !


  6. snailmailtrucker says:

    Results Matter….what a Concept !

    The Libbies heads will continue to Explode !

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Henry chance says:

    mañana esta too late

    Liked by 1 person

  8. teamzr1 says:

    Big Freaking Deal !
    If Mexico wanted to stop ALL illegals wetbacking over the border to USA then they would be sending troops to the northern border.
    This says Mexico is saying their people are welcome to invade us and take all the USA freebies they can. Make them the largest voting block here and send trillions of dollars back south so we can also pay for others to wetback over our border.
    If people buy this crap about troops on Mexico southern boarder we really have lost out country 😦

    Liked by 4 people

    • dallasdan says:


      The immediate crisis is at our border, and to save the patient you always treat the most serious condition first.

      I choose to believe that the “Safe Third Country” approach will be accepted by Mexico, and the illegals on our doorstep will be included and removed. To ignore them would amount to the President’s negotiators’ acquiescing to the status quo along our border, which, IMO, is both dangerous and irresponsible.

      “Mexico has repeatedly said it will not accept the kind of “Safe Third Country” agreement that the U.S. has with Canada…”

      If you have ever done business with Mexicans, you soon learn they talk big at first, and then cave to reasonableness when you confront them with substantial, negative results that will impact them as a result of their negotiating foolishness.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dutchman says:

        A gun to your ‘negotiating partners’ head IS a useful negotiating tactic.

        Anyone who SAYS “I won’t negotiate,with a gun to my head!”, probably doesn’t HAVE a gun to their head.

        Liked by 1 person

  9. trapper says:

    IOW – don’t tell me what you WILL do; SHOW me what you’ve DONE.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. trapper says:

    D Day invasion force: 156,000
    Illegals arrested crossing US southern border in May 2019: 133,000
    And that is just those we CAUGHT
    Truly an invasion
    Militarize the southern US border. Close it. We’ve had it with this crap.

    Liked by 9 people

  11. jbrickley says:

    The Cartel need to be re-classified as enemy combatant terrorist organizations and treated accordingly. Their money seized, their mansions bombed, their ability to operate destroyed. As too AMLO? Well Trump is going to make that Chihuahua do some tricks before he gets his Scooby snacks.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. johngalt says:

    Mexico is totally responsible to the USA, regarding allowing Central Americans to migrate to the US border.
    Having established that responsibility, the US may apply any solution to remedy our border insecurity.
    President Trump is well within his rights to tariff Mexico, a sovereign nation, who by its’ actions, has caused damage to the USA.
    This action is necessary since diplomacy has been ineffective.
    After a period of tariffs, to be determined by President Trump, reconsideration of the tariffs may be indicated, and tariff relief instituted if Mexico has cooperated.
    This unfortunate incident has been produced by Mexico alone.

    Liked by 2 people

    • dallasdan says:

      “This unfortunate incident has been produced by Mexico alone.”

      Congress, over the years and presently, deserves an equal or greater share of the responsibility and blame.

      Liked by 4 people

  13. Donald says:

    The truth is that Mexico doesn’t control its border: the cartels do!
    Now Mexico in in a fix. Either they fight a battle to the death against the cartels (with many political assassinations and Mexican society shaken to it roots) or they pay the tariffs.
    But I wouldn’t look for the business interests in Mexico to step up. Kidnapping and murder would be their fate.
    Mexico is stuck!


  14. California Joe says:

    Mexico has to sign the First Safe Country Agreement or the tariffs go to 25%. President Trump has to take asylum out of the hands of Leftist Obama judges. This agreement does that!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dutchman says:

      Screw the first safe country agreement crap. In and of itself, it means NOTHING!
      “Estupido gringo! Stopped,tariffs because,we signed a piece of PAPER!
      We’ll STILL let the people thru, and the drugs, now we will just ‘register’them before we put them on the bus!”

      No deal. Bring on the tariffs, drive those companies back to US, THEN ramp up the pressure.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Deception Stinks says:

    Sent this to Mitch McConnell and other RINOs opposing President Trump’s tariff warning to force Mexico to stop the Southern border invasion …

    D-Day ~ We have been betrayed.

    You senators have betrayed American citizens and those who fought and died for our great country.

    Corruption begins with compromise ~ it morphs quickly into what you’ve become, disgraceful traitors. You have betrayed we the American people in obstructing every effort President Trump has attempted to protect the American people and restore our country.

    Hundreds of books will be written about this time in history when President Trump stood strong to bring the greatest country back to its foundation. There will be heros and scoundrels in these books and it appears your names will go down in history ~ definitely not as heros. Too many of your betrayals to go into, but your conduct is as vile as those you are aligned with ~ globalists, Democrats who embrace Socialism/Communism, sex and human traffickers [Satanic Pedophilia Network], drug smugglers, Mexican cartels, Antifa, just to name a few. You, senators, will go down in history disgraced because you support everything that will destroy the United States of America.

    Regrettably, I don’t believe one of you has the integrity to change your position to support President Trump in his attempt to stop this organized invasion at our borders from 60+ countries whether it’s a wall, tariffs, border shut down … but will only continue to spit in the faces of millions of Americans who want protection and our country to survive. Without a shot fired, you aligned yourself with an enemy to destroy the United States of America.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Derek of Florida says:

    to try to avoid tariffs – Gus Wallez


  17. mickjt says:

    We need to simply attack all drug cartel’s in every way and delete them from existence. If the Mexican govt. objects simply tell them we are in hot pursuit from when they came into America…On top of that, talk is cheap, diplomacy is idiotic with liars…any questions?


  18. Finbar O'Shaunnessey says:

    PDJT knows a Three-card Monte game when he sees it.


  19. k4jjj says:

    I do not understand why the President continues to allow billions of dollars in remittances from the USA to Mexico to continue AT ALL or to continue UN-TAXED with this invasion in full progress.

    Declare a National Emergency and STOP ALL REMITTANCES to Mexico and to other countries in Central America. This would bring them all to their knees overnight.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hey there, k4jjj — You stated, “I do not understand why the President continues to allow billions of dollars in remittances from the USA to Mexico to continue AT ALL or to continue UN-TAXED with this invasion in full progress.”

      The answer is: Taxing remittances doesn’t fall under the purview of the Executive Branch… not even with an Executive Order. The ‘Power of the Purse’ originates in the Legislative Branch, Congress. And, it doesn’t matter if you try to call the Tax a ‘fee’, ‘remittance’, ‘penalty’, ‘disbursement’, ‘recompense’, ‘surcharge’, or any other name– it’s still regarded as a Tax, and still must originate in the Congress.

      A tax bill is initiated in the House of Representatives and referred to the Ways and Means Committee. When members of this committee reach agreement about the legislation, they write a proposed law. After the House and the Senate pass the bill, it goes to the President, who can either sign it into law or veto it. If the President vetoes the bill, it goes back to Congress and must pass through both Chambers by 2/3 or more votes, then the bill can override the President’s veto. This is the only path for a tax to be enacted.

      Tariffs are a very special exception. Only because Congress made awful mistakes during the Great Depression, was some of Congress’ power regarding tariffs, eroded. That power passed to the President, but tariffs can only be placed during a specific, pre-designated, Emergency. This is why President Trump must ensure that an Emergency situation exists. The easiest way to designate an Emergency Situation, is to tie an issue to National Security.

      This is a question that’s frequently asked by the readers of TCTH. Next time you see somebody asking this question, would you pass this information on? We’ll eventually get the word out!!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Esther says:

    Sure hope our President has left some room to escalate those tariff increases faster if the response from Mexico is not rapid enough. Hope Trump and Mnuchin can find away to put a surcharge on remittances to Mexico and certain other south American countries without the help of congress. Given all the BS that AMLO spouted about America, and his negotiators’ boasting in such insulting terms that ‘there will be no tariffs’ Trump should make the dog AMLO and his cohorts in Mexico eat dirt. Americans fail to understand that Mexico hates America. They are the most ungrateful type of immigrants in this country. Th Mexican government has been in bed with China and every corrupt communist socialist regime that stands against America. This plan for our borders has been in the works for several years, while China has been in the Caribbean and South America spreading communism. There is a whole lot of RED in those areas spreading pretty rapidly.

    Go to your local Costco and see who is shopping there, Americans are outnumbered by all types of non-English speaking shoppers. Same with Ikea. They drive better cars and have pushed Blacks out of the middle class neighborhoods because everything they get is free while citizens must pay for health care housing etc. Secretary Carlson recognizes how they have decimated Black neighborhoods. Supermarkets are now Hispanic in Black neighborhoods with cashiers and staff who do not speak English. These people like the Pakis and Somalis etc are not looking to assimilate and respect or laws. They are uniting to dismantle this country and our constitution from the grassroots level.

    I agree Trump needs to militarize the southern border. The border patrol has been stacked by Obummer with disloyal Hispanics in bed with the cartels. Same way DHS was weaponized to rebel against Trump from the top to the bottom. That entire system is corrupt just like the FBI and DOJ despite all the blathering praise for border patrol the opposite is true for the majority of them. Trump needs to hire vets to DHS and the border patrol. The corruption among that agency is staggering.
    They are the biggest inside link for the illegal immigration after congress. Every American should start asking what percentage of border agents were born in America, same with immigration officers. You would be shocked to know more than 50% were not born here, though they work in such a sensitive agency. Around NY it is an open secret that you can buy a legally processed green card through traitors in the agency for a mere $5,000.

    Trump is going to have to get an IT team to write forensic programs to go through the last 10 years or more of persons receiving green cards in certain cities to flag how they first entered the country, and who actually “interviewed” and issued those cards and citizenship papers to them. There is a pattern that will be obvious. Then jail those people and kick those immigrants out the country for fraud. We are talking close to a million very conservatively, in each of a these particular cities. It adds up fast. We don’t want these type of people entering the voting pool. The system is being scuttled from the inside out with these anti-american plants. Additionally every person who received any type of welfare while an illegal should be made to reimburse the taxpayers that cost before the grant of any type of legal status. Going back even if those who obtained a green card they should still have to pay it back. All this is already in our immigration laws, believe it or not. Its just that no-one has been bothering to apply the laws already on the books.

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  21. Ironclaw says:

    Good, make the lying scumbags deliver results before letting them have ANYTHING they want.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

    I only remember one line from AmLo on the campaign trail last fall. The ‘ migrants MUST be allowed into the US’ without any clarifiers.. He is a dyed-in-the wool commie.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Luke of the D says:

    What will it take to close the border? Honest question. Will Congress act when 1 million cross the border in 1 year? 2 million? 10 million? Will Congress act when 100 American citizens die per day due to diseases and violent drug cartels? 1000 Americans? 10,000 Americans? Will Congress act when Islamic terrorists smuggle a nuclear device across the border and detonate it in Las Angels? Or Houston? Or San Francisco? What will it take? We have a crisis of unimaginable scale occurring on the southern border. Stop this madness. Close the border now.


  24. 6x47 says:

    Mexico, let me explain this to you: When the Guatemalan “asylum seekers” are deported to Mexico, simply deny their claim and deport them back to Guatemala. Simple.

    Fact is, none of them are fleeing anything, and given the choice of between a refugee camp in Mexico or going home to Guatemala most will go home.


  25. dogsmaw says:

    The proof is in the pudding 😛

    Jason Chaffetz: Congress doubles down on incentivizing illegal immigration
    By Jason Chaffetz | Fox News

    Congressional Democrats’ latest solution, found in the House Appropriations draft funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, creates new incentives that only exacerbate the problem. The bill calls for:

    “. . .Policy documents that define categories of vulnerable individuals who should not be so returned, including: (A) pregnant women; (B) individuals identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; and (C) mentally or physically disabled individuals.”

    So in addition to incentivizing migrants to bring children (not necessarily their own) on the dangerous trek, now Democrats also want to reward migrants to bring with them pregnant women or physically disabled people, not to mention the mentally disabled who are more likely to end up becoming part of our massive homeless population.

    And there’s that special carve out for anyone who claims to be LGBT. How exactly does the government document those claims? For those willing to lie about whose child they just dragged across the desert, no doubt lying about their sexual orientation or mental health status will be far less trouble.

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  26. sean oneill says:

    It’s about GD time!! And The President should not pull tarriffs off unless there’s an immediate stoppage of illegals coming in on Mexico’s S Border!!

    Liked by 2 people

  27. jameswlee2014 says:

    “Lookie here, Pancho, I’m not interested in any of your rannygazzo. Now, after you fork over a couple of hundred miles of wall money from the tariffs, then we can talk. You had your chance. Who did you think you were dealing with?”


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