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Trump Tariffs Are Working

Jeff Katz
June 07, 2019 - 5:56 am

Armed Mexican government forces stopped a caravan of Central American migrants headed north after it crossed over the country's southern border from Guatemala.

According to the Associated Press, the migrant column began at a border town and was headed to one of the main cities in the region when it encountered government forces who blocked the highway. Most of the migrants in the group complied with orders from immigration officials and got into vans, but some had to be wrestled to the ground.

This occured in the wake of President Trump's announcement that he would impose five percent tariffs on Mexico if its government did not take action to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States. 

After talks with Mexico ended Wednesday, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence said that the discussions had yielded "not nearly enough" progress to avoid implementation of the incremental tariff plan. 

While the move has received blowback (as with literally anything the president does), it's one that already seems to be working in making Mexico spring into action to slow illegal immigration.