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Acting DHS Sec. Defends Trump’s Tariffs: ‘We Need Mexico to Step Up and Do More’

Name: CNN


State of the Union With Jake Tapper

Name: State of the Union With Jake Tapper


Jake Tapper

Name: Jake Tapper

Employment: CNN

Position: Anchor

, Kevin McAleenan

Name: Kevin McAleenan

Employment: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Position: Commissioner

Event location
Washington, D.C.

Name: Washington, D.C.


Not online media
06/02/2019 09:41 am
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>> Let s turn to ░░░░░░░░ tariffs President Trump is ░░░░░░░░ to issue a 5 ░░░░░░░░ on goods from Mexico ░░░░░░░░ to get Mexico to ░░░░░░░░ seriously the problem of ░░░░░░░░ immigrants crossing the border ░░░░░░░░ re not even Mexican ░░░░░░░░ generally speaking One overarching ░░░░░░░░ you clearly hold on ░░░░░░░░ P the countries in ░░░░░░░░ and South America are ░░░░░░░░ if they have strong ░░░░░░░░ strong security that will ░░░░░░░░ good for the United ░░░░░░░░ because there will be ░░░░░░░░ migrants coming into the ░░░░░░░░ States These tariffs are ░░░░░░░░ to hurt Mexico economically ░░░░░░░░ t they just exacerbate ░░░░░░░░ problem If things go ░░░░░░░░ bad won t more ░░░░░░░░ come in We have ░░░░░░░░ situation we have to ░░░░░░░░ Wednesday morning at 34 ░░░░░░░░ a group of 1 ░░░░░░░░ walked across the border ░░░░░░░░ an organized movement out ░░░░░░░░ shelters Nobody on the ░░░░░░░░ side interdicted that At ░░░░░░░░ given moment we have ░░░░░░░░ 000 moving through Mexico ░░░░░░░░ are transportation choke points ░░░░░░░░ are natural choke points ░░░░░░░░ is overt on commercial ░░░░░░░░ lines that are owned ░░░░░░░░ controlled by cartels These ░░░░░░░░ into Mexico are happening ░░░░░░░░ a 150 mile stretch ░░░░░░░░ their southern border This ░░░░░░░░ a controllable area We ░░░░░░░░ them to interdict these ░░░░░░░░ before they make this ░░░░░░░░ all the way to ░░░░░░░░ U S I m ░░░░░░░░ disputing the idea that ░░░░░░░░ and the Mexican government ░░░░░░░░ to do more Obviously ░░░░░░░░ could do more But ░░░░░░░░ will make Mexico and ░░░░░░░░ struggle and then more ░░░░░░░░ will cross the border ░░░░░░░░ s the question Won ░░░░░░░░ this make your job ░░░░░░░░ Bottom line for me ░░░░░░░░ we need them aty ░░░░░░░░ table looking at new ░░░░░░░░ that we can aggressively ░░░░░░░░ out on Operationally we ░░░░░░░░ had great partnerships with ░░░░░░░░ in the past But ░░░░░░░░ 000 people a day ░░░░░░░░ we re apprehending 4 ░░░░░░░░ a day is not ░░░░░░░░ an impact We need ░░░░░░░░ I guess one of ░░░░░░░░ questions I would have ░░░░░░░░ assuming these tariffs go ░░░░░░░░ and right now it ░░░░░░░░ just a threat what ░░░░░░░░ benchmark are you going ░░░░░░░░ be looking at to ░░░░░░░░ if Mexico is actually ░░░░░░░░ what you want them ░░░░░░░░ do you want them ░░░░░░░░ secure the border with ░░░░░░░░ stop smugglers work on ░░░░░░░░ reform In April 100 ░░░░░░░░ crossed the border You ░░░░░░░░ the number is higher ░░░░░░░░ may It will be ░░░░░░░░ Would it need to ░░░░░░░░ 50 000 as opposed ░░░░░░░░ 109 000 from April ░░░░░░░░ think what the president ░░░░░░░░ we need a vast ░░░░░░░░ in the numbers crossing ░░░░░░░░ outlined three things I ░░░░░░░░ like to work on ░░░░░░░░ Mexico one interdictions on ░░░░░░░░ southern border going after ░░░░░░░░ transporting these migrants keeping ░░░░░░░░ in horrible conditions through ░░░░░░░░ and number three partnering ░░░░░░░░ coordinating on asylum and ░░░░░░░░ we treat people that ░░░░░░░░ need protections coming from ░░░░░░░░ America and elsewhere around ░░░░░░░░ world They re safe ░░░░░░░░ Mexico they re able ░░░░░░░░ apply in a full ░░░░░░░░ fair proceeding Mexico has ░░░░░░░░ out and offered refugee ░░░░░░░░ since the president has ░░░░░░░░ in office.
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