The leftist president has consistently refused to get drawn into a war of words with Trump over the border. That's how this one is likely going to play out, except I'm not betting any money on anything right now because I'm saving up for the possibility that black market avocados might soon cost $35 apiece.
He says some don't realize the value of the close relationship between the US and Mexico, especially at the border, and that the border should only close in extreme cases like a declaration of war. A closure would have enormous economic consequences on both sides of the border, disrupting manufacturing supply lines and the flow of goods ranging from avocados to cars.
"Sure it's going to have a negative impact on the economy", he said.
According to the communiqué, Lopez Obrador noted that the Federal Government has made in-depth changes in the labor and environmental sectors, and it has taken innovative outreaching measures to improve competitiveness in the northern border region and to develop Mexico's south and southeast.
America would run out of avocados in three weeks if imports from Mexico were halted, Steven Barnard, president and chief executive of Mission Produce, told Reuters. "And we will require those seeking to enter the United States to wait in Mexico until an immigration court has reviewed their claims". She sent a letter to Congress last week repeating numerous Trump administration's demands, including a request to quickly deport Central American minors that cross the border alone.
One source detailed how the plans include an assessment of the potential financial damage of a border closure, which is being prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers. "They're taking advantage of the United States". The U.S. State Department confirmed on March 30 it has stopped aid to the three countries of the so-called Northern Triangle after Trump repeatedly warned them he would do so if they fail to stem the migration.
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He said: "It's a tough one, there are definitely some good candidates this year, but I'd go for Aguero". We did what we had to do and we're happy for these three points.
"What we have to do is Congress has to meet quickly and make a deal".
Waltz said he believes there's a middle ground when it comes to addressing the issue at the southern border.
And Mexico cooperates with the United States on security because of the economic benefits of the relationship, said Guajardo, now a senior director at McLarty Associates. "Security is more important to me than trade". "It's not necessarily where immigrants want to emigrate to".
"And closing the border - that makes no sense at all", he told CNN.
The effects were evident Monday: Sergio Amaya, a 24-year-old American citizen who lives in Juarez, Mexico, and attends UTEP. But the move would also toast the larger produce, automobile, and manufacturing sectors, in what the New York Times says would "resemble the aftermath of a major natural disaster: food shortages, skyrocketing prices, people out of work and a plummeting stock market".