Trump’s tariffs on Mexico will reduce illegal immigration? Doubtful.
The economy is booming. Jobs are easy to get. People seek freedom.
All a person has to do is get in the USA and disappear for two years before showing up for a hearing. Thousands are picked up daily by the border patrol and sent throughout the U.S.A. See picture above. About 1,000 were arrested May 20, 2019.
Suggestive that those illegals do get jobs, a record amount of money is sent back to central america this year.
Trump is ‘making good’ on a promise to his core supporters prior to his election. Trump has tried other routes — with little support from the courts or congress. So, ‘hit them where it hurts’ i.e., in Mexico’s pocket book. Tariffs on Mexico will start at 5% and escalate.
Looks like avocados from Mexico will cost more.
Immigration and health care costs are likely big issues in the 2020 elections. The now Democrat controlled congress spends little energy on either issue and prefers Trump bashing. And now Trump bashes back.