Trump’s new move to Mexico: entry fee for American vehicles

On Tuesday, August 18 local time, U.S. President trump said his government would guarantee that Mexico would pay for the construction of the U.S. – Mexico border wall. < / P > < p > the specific new measures are: the United States plans to charge for cars entering the United States from Mexico, and will also charge taxes on Mexican people living and working in the United States when they remit money to their hometown, and the funds raised will be used to build the US Mexico border separation wall that he promised. < / P > < p > after the announcement, the major media and social platforms had a heated discussion, but so far, Mexican President Lopez and Mexican officials have not issued corresponding responses. “Mexico will pay for the border wall, we will charge a transit fee for vehicles entering the United States from Mexico, and Mexican people in the United States will also pay a tax when remitting money to their families in Mexico,” U.S. President trump said on Tuesday at an election campaign in the small town of Yuma in the border area of Arizona. Mexicans will pay for the border wall. ” Such a new attitude has also aroused the attention and discussion of public opinion in the United States and Mexico. The representative of Mexico, including the WTO, also spoke publicly, saying that Mexico would not accept such a decision from the United States and would not pay for the border wall. < / P > < p > although the U.S. has not yet released specific details on the collection of transit fees and taxes on remittances from overseas Chinese, trump said at the rally: “whether it is to pay now or in the next few months, Mexico will definitely pay for the border wall.” The immigration policy, including the “border wall”, is one of Trump’s core propositions during his campaign. Trump has long faced criticism for failing to live up to his campaign promise to get Mexico to pay for the border wall. The re proposal of the cost of the border wall is actually to consolidate Trump’s confidence in his own ballot box, re emphasize the card on immigration policy and canvass for his re-election. < / P > < p > even to build the wall, trump transferred billions of dollars from the U.S. Department of defense to the construction of the wall, triggering a legal struggle with the US House of Representatives, which did not approve the spending. On June 23, two months ago, President trump attended a 200 mile celebration of the completion of the U.S. – Mexico border wall. The event was held in St. Louis, on the Arizona Mexico border. During the outbreak, trump flew to the border areas to participate in celebrations. In fact, he also wanted to highlight the core campaign commitment he made during the campaign, the promise of building a wall, which has become a reality, and further to build momentum for his re-election campaign in November. However, just three days after the 200 mile celebration of the completion of the U.S. – Mexico border wall, trump praised the border wall for blocking the new coronavirus and strengthening border security. On June 26, a federal court in California ruled that it was illegal for the trump administration to embezzle funds from the Pentagon to build the border wall between the United States and Mexico. According to US media reports, the U.S. federal court ruled that the trump administration had misappropriated billions of dollars in defense, military and other funds not designated for the construction of the border wall, in violation of the appropriation provisions of the United States Constitution. < / P > < p > the ruling showed that “these funds were originally used for other purposes, and the transfer of funds was an unauthorized withdrawal from the Ministry of finance, in violation of the constitutional provisions. Therefore, the transfer of funds is illegal. ” Therefore, some analysts have pointed out that trump put forward the so-called “new measures” after two months. He put forward his idea on the border crossing fees between Mexico and the United States and the tax on Mexican remittances. In fact, it was also to remedy the big hole in the funds for his wall building project. There are more than 3000 kilometers of land border between the United States and Mexico, and the land border ports between the United States and Mexico are also the busiest in the world, with more than 1 million people passing through the border ports every day. At the same time, the amount of trade and transportation of goods across the border is more than 1.7 billion US dollars. This border is related to the lives of many people between the United States and Mexico. < / P > < p > the rally on Tuesday was one of Trump’s tour of four southern states, no doubt a canvassing campaign for the November election. At the rally, trump reiterated: “there are illegal immigrants crossing the border into our country. Some of them are good people, others are bad people. I mean murderers and rapists. Some of them are from Mexico.” < / P > < p > back to the 2016 presidential election, Trump’s argument that illegal immigrants are “murderers and rapists” has caused great criticism. The construction of the border wall project is a major commitment made by trump at that time, and it is also in line with his immigration policy.

time has novel coronavirus pneumonia in the past 4 years. We can see back that Trump did push forward the wall repairing project very well after taking office. And during the new crown pneumonia epidemic situation, the construction of the border wall has not stopped. Some analysts have pointed out that it is obvious that trump hopes to use the border wall and illegal immigration issue again as his election chips. The card of border wall and illegal immigration has proved to be very useful. At present, the time has entered the end of August. Seeing that the November US general election is approaching day by day, various opinion polls show that Trump’s momentum of re-election in November does not seem to be dominant. At this point in time, Trump’s initiative to raise the cost of the border wall is actually to remedy the promise he made during the election campaign, and also to maintain his loyalty Supporters, on one level, have already begun the operation of “killing the chicken and laying the eggs”, because if trump reaches out to the remittances of Mexican nationals, it will be tantamount to giving up the votes of Mexican Americans in the United States. < / P > < p > although the president of Mexico and the official level of Mexico have not responded to trump’s new border moves, some mainstream media and analysts in Mexico believe that the attitude rate of Mexican officials will remain unchanged, that is, they will not recognize the United States’ demand that Mexico pay for the border wall. < / P > < p > at the same time, it is also very likely that the Mexican government will adopt the previous consistent way, namely “cold treatment”, and adopt the method of “no response, no attitude” to some of Trump’s so-called statements and new decisions. This time, Mexico will probably choose to wait and see the changes. We will also continue to follow up news on the border wall between Mexico and the United States and on border policy.