Mexico begins immigration talks amid Trump tariff threat

Mexico begins immigration talks amid Trump tariff threat
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A senior Mexican delegation will start immigration talks in Washington, D.C., with Trump administration officials on Monday as President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump on Kanye West's presidential run: 'He is always going to be for us' Marie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He 'deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this' Trump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' MORE's threat of tariffs looms, Reuters reported.

Talks will begin between Mexican Economy Secretary Graciela Márquez and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossOVERNIGHT ENERGY: WH pushed for 'correction' to Weather Service tweet contradicting Trump in 'Sharpiegate' incident, watchdog says | Supreme Court rules that large swath of Oklahoma belongs to Native American tribe WH pushed for 'correction' to Weather Service tweet contradicting Trump in 'Sharpiegate' incident, watchdog says  OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Watchdog accuses Commerce of holding up 'Sharpiegate' report | Climate change erases millennia of cooling: study | Senate nixes proposal limiting Energy Department's control on nuclear agency budget MORE and continue Wednesday between Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard and U.S. Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoIn Russian bounty debate, once again this administration lacks intelligence Trump administration sanctions Chinese officials over human rights abuses WHO sets up independent panel to assess global coronavirus response MORE, according to the news service. 

The Trump administration's proposed 5 percent tariff on Mexican goods is set to take effect June 10 and steadily increase until it reaches 25 percent, “unless and until Mexico substantially stops the illegal inflow of aliens coming through its territory,” according to a statement from the White House last Thursday.

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Trump, who will be London during the immigration talks, said on Sunday that he doesn't think "talking" is the answer. 

"Mexico is sending a big delegation to talk about the Border. Problem is, they've been 'talking' for 25 years. We want action, not talk," Trump tweeted.

The proposed tariffs on Mexican imports could lead to the biggest tax hike on American consumers in nearly three decades, according to an analysis by the Tax Foundation. 

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyOVERNIGHT ENERGY: WH pushed for 'correction' to Weather Service tweet contradicting Trump in 'Sharpiegate' incident, watchdog says | Supreme Court rules that large swath of Oklahoma belongs to Native American tribe WH pushed for 'correction' to Weather Service tweet contradicting Trump in 'Sharpiegate' incident, watchdog says  Mulvaney: Trump faces difficulty if 2020 election becomes 'referendum' on him MORE said Sunday that Trump is "deadly serious" about following through on the tariffs.