President Trump also considered imposing tariffs on Australian imports

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Global equities tumbled after Trump's unexpected threat last week against the United States biggest trade partner, as investors feared his aggressive trade diplomacy could tip the United States and other major economies into recession.

A major Mexican delegation led by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard will discuss the dispute with US officials in Washington on Wednesday, and Lopez Obrador said he expected "good results" from the talks, and for a deal to emerge.

"Tariffs on Mexican goods coming into the United States will only serve as an additional tax on the American people by increasing the cost of goods and putting jobs and investment in the risk". Later in the week, other officials are meeting, including Ebrard with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

"We want action, not talk".

"Let's be honest about what that would mean", Carlson said at the top of his Friday night show, referring to the Trump administration's threat of escalating five percent tariffs on Mexico.

That border is a remote region of mostly jungle and river, and has traditionally been hard to police.

"America's farmers and dairymen are proud, hard-working people", Fischer said.

U.S. officials are insisting Mexico act more aggressively to stop migrants moving through the country from Central America long before they reach the U.S. border.

Reports indicate Huawei will challenge its ban in the USA courts
Other trade experts also pointed out that the White House may have pushed a trade deal farther from reach due to its Huawei ban order.

Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador hinted over the weekend that he is prepared to "tighten migration controls" and reach a deal with Trump to prevent the tariff implementation, Reuters reported.

Since October, more than 530,000 undocumented migrants have either been apprehended after crossing the U.S. border or stopped from entering the country, including more than 100,000 in both March and April, according to Customs and Border Protection. "The problem is that Mexico is an "abuser" of the United States, taking but never giving".

Economists, business leaders and Republicans have voiced their criticism of the president's decision, pointing out that trade policy and immigration are separate issues.

"At any given moment we have 100,000 moving through Mexico", McAleenan said on CNN's "State of the Union".

"That old-fashioned economic orthodoxy doesn't work when it's relatively easy to substitute other goods, " Mulvaney said, predicting a jump in USA production of consumer goods to fill the gap. Mexico has been hesitant to enact the third demand, as violent crime and narco-trafficking plague the country.

Mr. Trump has requested $4.5 billion in emergency aid, a majority of it aimed at being able to house illegal immigrant children who arrive at the border without parents. Trump has said the approach has left the United States in the position of subsidizing the world, weakening US industry and pushing factories and jobs overseas, and has pledged to rework USA trading relationships.

Trump claims Mexico has taken advantage of the United States for decades but that the abuse will end when he slaps tariffs on Mexican imports next week in a dispute over illegal immigration. Three weeks ago, the Trump administration imposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, and the president has threatened auto tariffs on Europe and Japan.

The Trump administration has been pushing to replace NAFTA, which has been a signature campaign promise for the president.