President Trump has had a longstanding agenda to secure the nation's southern border by building a massive wall. During his campaign speeches, Trump promised supporters that he would get Mexico to help pay for the construction costs.
Mexico was very open about their desire to not pay for the wall. Mexican leaders spoke out numerous times, including in social media videos, and vowed to never pay for the wall.
However, the Mexican President has just caved on the illegal immigration issue. It's clear that even Mexico realizes there is a massive problem and now they are deciding to help President Trump find a solution.
"In a rather surprising move, the new left-wing populist president of Mexico — Andrés Manuel López Obrador — just announced a dramatic new plan for the border region his nation shares with the United States that actually supports and coincides with President Donald Trump’s overall agenda on border security and immigration," reported the Western Journal.
"No, the Mexican president didn’t sign a check to fund construction of the proposed border wall or deploy the military and minefields to discourage cross-border excursions to the north, but rather announced an economic “free zone” along the border that would attract investment and create new jobs and provide an economic incentive for migrants to remain in Mexico instead of illegally crossing into the U.S. for economic reasons," Western Journal said.
The "free-zone" is said to be over 15 miles wide and is located on the 2,000 mile long souther border with America. The zone will reduce the income tax rate by one-third, from 30 percent to 20 percent, while the Value Added Tax for imported goods would be cut by half from 16 to 8 percent, according to reports.
The tax breaks are being used as an incentive to help foster economic development in the region. The oval is to lead to economic improvements among the border region and help reduce illegal immigration.
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