Trump Uses NAFTA to Hold Mexico Accountable on Immigration
In a tactic to improve NAFTA, President Trump focused on Mexico’s double-standard enforcement of its own border security in a tweet pointing out that Mexico’s immigration laws are very tough – on its own southern border.
Trump has said Mexico must do its part in preventing illegals from entering the United States, a measure he believes can be achieved by adding a condition in a new NAFTA agreement.
“Mexico, whose laws on immigration are very tough, must stop people from going through Mexico and into the U.S. We may make this a condition of the new NAFTA Agreement. Our Country cannot accept what is happening! Also, we must get Wall funding fast,” said Trump in a tweet Monday morning.
Trump understands how important NAFTA is to Mexico, as evidenced by his tweet making it clear that the “cash cow” agreement, as well as foreign aid to the country, was under the ax.
For example, the “migrant caravan” circus was put to an end earlier this month after Trump made that very sentiment public in a tweet:
"The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our “Weak Laws” Border, had better be stopped before it gets there. Cash cow NAFTA is in play, as is foreign aid to Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen. Congress MUST ACT NOW!"
America’s own duty in protecting her border was emphasized in another Monday tweet where the president called out yet another “one-sided” arrangement; this time, the Democrats were his focus:
Despite the Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities and the Border being so bad and one sided, I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our Country. It is a disgrace. We are the only Country in the World so naive! WALL— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2018