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Mexican officials launched an urgent campaign to stop President Trump’s latest tariff threat, telling the administration they were doing their part to stem migration through their territory and that taxes on trade will only hurt both nations’ economies.  https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-us-mexico-tariffs-lobbying-trade-20190603-story.html 

If the sharply escalating tariffs are imposed, it could pose a major political risk to Trump in the 2020 race and to one of his top legislative priorities: a revised North American trade agreement.  https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-mexico-tariff-2020-politics-20190531-story.html 

Trump last week stunned Mexicans and members of his own Cabinet by announcing he would slap a 5% tariff on goods imported from Mexico unless the Mexican government stops the flow of migrants into the U.S.  https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-us-mexico-tariffs-lobbying-trade-20190603-story.html 

Over the last couple of years, most of those migrants into the U.S. have been Central Americans fleeing violence and poverty and claiming asylum from persecution.

Illegal immigration from Mexico, itself, has declined sharply from earlier levels.  https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-immigration-plan-jared-kushner-20190515-story.html 


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