US and Mexico Reported to Have Reached Joint Agreement on Migrant Crisis

Tariffs postponed indefinitely. If it holds it will be “bigly yuuuge” for Trump. He will have accomplished in two weeks what no previous president could achieve in years. Mexico had way more to lose economically than we did. The left will of course cry “wah-wah-wah racism wah-wah-wah”, but who cares? My only concern is the precedent this sets, using economic levers to achieve foreign policy or social goals unilaterally.

Breaking: Trump cancels Mexico tariffs, announces “signed agreement”; Update: Firming up gains? Update: Joint declaration released

 

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Until Mexican Drug Cartels Are Crushed, The Border Crisis Will Continue

Mexico is among the most-violent nations on Earth and sadly sits on our border. It’s murder rate is at least three times that of the “violent” US, and one study determined it was second only to Syria in murders during 2017.

“Cartel violence is getting worse all over Mexico, not just along the border. Last year brought a record 28,710 homicides nationwide, and this year is on track to surpass 30,000. May was the deadliest month ever recorded in Mexico since the government began releasing homicide data in 1998—2,890 people were killed, an average of four people per hour. By comparison, only Syria is more violent.”

Oh, and if you hadn’t heard, Mexico has strict “gun control”. Except of course, criminals do not care about silly gun control laws. When you are going to rob or murder, what is another gun possession charge?

http://thefederalist.com/2018/06/26/cartels-no-easy-answers-border-crisis/

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/10/527794495/mexico-is-called-worlds-second-most-violent-country