Mexico tariffs might energize Trump voters for 2020, but they won’t reduce immigration

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Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs to force Mexico to crack down on immigration is a cheap electoral ploy to mobilize his base. This is nothing new. But by using trade to attack a vital U.S. ally, he has jeopardized a critical relationship and caused blowback from the Republican Party, U.S. business and consumers, and the Mexican government.

It’s hard to imagine a more misdirected policy. As a U.S. citizen who has lived and worked in Mexico for decades, I’ve seen the profound changes of Mexico’s rise to become America’s No. 1 trade partner. Millions of U.S. and Mexican jobs depend on smooth relations between the two countries. Using trade to bludgeon our southern neighbor into compliance with a vague border crackdown simply makes no sense.

This article was published on June 7 in USA TODAY.  Read the full article:  HERE

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/06/07/mexico-tariffs-wont-reduce-immigration-might-help-trump-2020-column/1367725001/?fbclid=IwAR0aeVG70y2aOvNLxnlWszRTiDTrrh_daCOQ3gdI1jWcXv4zQ-Npyvv88jg