U.S., Mexico Still Talking About Immigration, Tariffs

The U.S. and Mexico are still talking about immigration and President Trump’s threats of a new tariff on Mexican imports, but an Agri-Pulse report says the two sides haven’t come to an agreement so far.

In several Twitter posts on Wednesday evening, the president says, “Progress is being made, but not nearly enough.” He also says, “Further talks will continue Thursday with the understanding that, if no agreement is reached, tariffs at the five percent level start on Monday, with monthly increases as per schedule.”

The Mexican Foreign Minister says talks with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are going well and that he’s “optimistic.”

GOP Senators are worried about the tariff threat derailing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. “We’ve got a lot invested in that,” says John Thune of South Dakota. “We don’t want to do anything to put that at risk.”

Trump wants Mexico to halt the flow of Central American migrants making their way through the country to cross the southern border of the U.S.