Just hours after President Trump announced that he would impose tariffs of 5 percent on Mexican exports over illegal immigrants, Mexico’s President Andrés López Obrador sent Trump a letter asking for a conference to work toward a compromise.

“Mexico’s López Obrador asks Trump to have U.S. officials meet with the Mexican foreign minister in Washington on Friday to seek a solution that benefits both nations,” Reuters reported.

Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador during a meeting in Mexico City, on Nov. 22, 2018. Migrants, trade, crime, the border wall: The challenges to the modern U.S.-Mexico relationship have perhaps never been as stark and divisive as they are now, at a critical juncture for both countries. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo, File)

On Thursday night, President Trump announced that a 5 percent tariff would be imposed on all Mexican imports starting June 10 and will gradually increase until the illegal immigration stops.

“On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP. The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied, at which time the Tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow,” Trump wrote on Facebook.

Every month over 100,000 illegal aliens enter the United States making bogus claims for asylum only to be released into U.S. communities.

The president cast the move as a humanitarian urgency.

“Gang members, smugglers, human traffickers, and illegal drugs and narcotics of all kinds are pouring across the southern border and directly into our communities,” he said in a statement. “Thousands of innocent lives are taken every year as a result of this lawless chaos. It must end NOW!”

Mr. Trump said he’s using his authority under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

This week, after the officials announced the largest number of migrants, it became apparent that the frontier is in trouble. Some 1,036 people—most of them children or relatives unaccompanied—breached Wednesday’s El Paso wall.

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