A lot of good things are happening with Mexico. Mexico understands that we're going to close the border or I'm going to tariff the cars. I'll do one or the other, and probably start off with the tariffs. That'll be a very powerful incentive.
You have a national emergency at our border. And nobody even talks about drugs. The drugs that are flowing in. So for the last four days... and you actually have covered it to a very minor extent... Mexico has been capturing people and bringing them back to their countries, at their southern border. They've been taking people under their very powerful laws... they have the right to do it... and they're bringing them back to where they came from.
That's about three days, now, I guess, frankly, since they heard I was going to close the border. And if the drugs don't stop, we're going to put tariffs on. It also costs our country at least $500m through our southern border, $500m. So we will put tariffs on if they don't apprehend. And ultimately, we're going to give a period of time. But if, in a year from now, drugs continue to pour in, we're going to put tariffs on.
Now, we have a deal, USMCA. It's all done. They're going to have to live with it, OK? They're going to have to live... I'm not trying to be unfair. They're going to have to live with it. The USMCA is a great deal for everybody. But this is more important to me than the USMCA. So they're going to have to live with it. Thank you very much.