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The U.S.—Mexico Tariff Deal
Jun 12, 2019 at 02:04 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • Last week, President Trump threatened to begin imposing tariffs on Mexico as an effort to pressure the country into more action concerning immigration.
  • In response, Mexico sent a delegation to Washington to begin negotiations. By the end of the week, the administration confirmed that a deal had been reached and Trump had agreed to suspend plans to impose tariffs.
  • The State Department released a statement about the deal, which said that the U.S. will be expanding a program that returns asylum-seekers who cross the border back to Mexico while the claims are processed. According to the agreement, “Mexico will offer jobs, healthcare and education to those people.”
  • The agreement also stated that Mexico had agreed to “take unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration,” including the deployment of its new National Guard.

Food For Thought

Was the deal struck with Mexico to avoid tariffs a good one? Did the week mark a victory for Trump or not?

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