US House to sue to block Trump border wall funding action

US House to sue to block Trump border wall funding action

US House to sue to block Trump border wall funding action

Trump's remarks were a marked change from his message on Wednesday, when he threatened to close the border unless Congress "immediately" addresses "loopholes" in us immigration law.

Known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the deal would effectively prevent the USA from imposing new auto tariffs on the other two nations.

Meanwhile on Thursday, Trump backed away from his repeated threat to immediately close the southern U.S. border with Mexico, but raise a new specter of eventually slapping tariffs on auto imports from Mexico unless it does to stop immigrants.

U.S. soldiers walk next to the border fence between Mexico and the United States, as migrants are seen walking behind the fence, after crossing illegally into the turn themselves in, in El Paso, Texas, U.S., in this picture taken from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, April 3, 2019.

But he also said Mexico was working to change the situation. I don't play games", he said, adding, "The whole ballgame is cars.If Mexico doesn't help, that's okay.

But in Thursday's exchange with reporters, Trump shifted gears, saying that if Mexico does not make progress on stemming the flow of drugs and migrants into the United States within the next year, he will impose tariffs on cars and close the border.

A side-agreement would allow Mexico and Canada to each import 2.6 million passenger vehicles tariff-free should Trump impose duties on the industry on national security grounds.

What about closing the border?

"Of course, we should secure the border".

"I've never experienced anything like this, in all the time I have worked here", said truck driver Juan Sandoval, who joined the line before dawn on Thursday, the fourth day of huge truck lines at the border. As for the hundreds of thousands of tourists and workers who cross the border legally, Kudlow said, "that may be hard".

DHS announced it would be taking a "disaster response" approach to border security and directed Customs and Border Patrol to deploy personnel to ports of entry to assist with the surge of migrants and humanitarian aid.

Jesus Seade, the Mexican undersecretary for North America, would not comment on Trump's remarks about possible tarriffs and said the trade agreement was separate from immigration issues.

The Trump administration has argued that the situation at the border is a crisis and that the president is acting within his legal authority. But this is a renovated section of an already existing barrier that had been ordered to be built under the Obama administration.

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