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president Donald Trump has set his sights on Mexico as his next target for trade tariffs he's tying it to illegal immigration in a statement late Thursday trump vowed to slap America's southern neighbor with a five percent tariff on goods it since the U. S. he says it will rise into the flow a border crossers it stops the threat is a new step in trump's running trade fights around the globe and it would mean tariffs on two of the top trading partners for the US Mexico and China in a conference call with reporters the White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was asked which products from Mexico could be affected by the terrorists he said all of them , it's also a sharp escalation in trump's battle to stop the tide of illegal immigration it's risen despite his push to build a border wall a campaign trail promise and other policy pushes by the White House US officials say eighty thousand people are being held in custody at the border with an average of four thousand five hundred arriving every day they say the flow has overwhelmed the border patrol officials but trump has struggled to win support from lawmakers he alluded to the new terror threat on Thursday they won't give us the legislation whether it's a migration or whether it's lottery they won't give us any at the asylum seekers are ridiculous no place in the world has what we have in terms of ridiculous immigration laws so I will be making a major statement in his statement trump called quote Mexico's passive cooperation in allowing this mass incursion a national security threat in a letter Mexico's president responded to trump saying that quote America first is a fallacy president Lopez Obrador added he wanted to avoid confrontation with the United States according to trump's statement the terrorists will start on June tenth at five percent hike up to ten percent in July and ultimately twenty five percent in October unless Mexico takes the steps that satisfy the White House to stop the surge