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Workers continue work raising a taller fence in the Mexico-US border separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, New Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump says his administration will be working in partnership in Mexico to improve safety and economic opportunity for both countries and will have "close coordination" with Mexico to address drug smuggling. It will set in motion the construction of his proposed border wall, a key promise from his 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/Christian Torres)

A Mexican official mad about the border wall wants to charge Americans an entry fee


A top Mexican official said Tuesday the country may consider charging a fee for Americans entering the country.

Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray called President Trump's proposed border wall an "unfriendly, hostile act," Fox News reports. He insisted the country would not pay any amount for the wall, despite Trump's claims to the contrary. He also threatened to reduce Mexico's contribution to security if the two nations failed to come to a deal regarding border security.

We could explore, not necessarily a visa ... but we could perhaps (have) a fee associated with entry.
Luis Videgaray, Mexican Foreign Secretary

Trump announced Monday he was willing to wait until September to discuss funding for the border wall. However, he tweeted Tuesday that he had not "changed my position on the WALL."

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