Trump's Mexico tariff deal is fake news. Mexico has been enforcing U.S. immigration policy for years
In this commentary from NBC News, Julio Ricardo Varela offers these sorts of perspectives:
- Trump’s Mexico deal is nothing more than a smokescreen. After unleashing an “anti-Mexican tirade,” all Trump got was the appearance of concessions, meant to placate the president into calling off his tariffs.
- Mexico agreed to things it has already been doing, because the truth is “Mexico has actually been placating the U.S. appetite for immigration enforcement for years now.”
- What Mexico should do (and might do) in response to Trump’s bullying is strike back, even organizing an economic boycott of the U.S. Instead of arresting immigration activists and acquiescing to tariff threats, “López Obrador should become the face of real migration rights”— if Mexico starts to play hardball, Trump’s tactics will fall apart.
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