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Senate Republicans tackle Trump over Mexico tariffs

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Senate Republicans are considering taking legislative action against President Donald Trump’s planned new tariffs on Mexico, BBC reports.

According to reports, Trump has threatened to impose a 5% tariff on Mexican goods on June 10 if Mexico doesn’t do more to stop the massive flow of migrants crossing its northern border into the U.S.

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Both Republicans and Democrats have expressed significant concern over the economic burden such tariffs would place on Americans as well as the strain they would put on trade negotiations with Mexico and Canada.

Mexican officials have warned that the tariffs could be economically disastrous for both countries and would likely result in an increase not a decrease in migrants seeking to cross into the U.S.

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