11.20.2019 0

Illegal immigration down more than 68 percent from peak in May, proof that Trump tariffs worked

Illegal immigration down 68.6 percent from peak in May after U.S.-Mexico deal, proof that Trump’s tariff threat worked:

Apprehensions on the southern border fell for the fourth consecutive month to 45,250 in October, from a peak of 144,116 in May, a 68.6 percent drop, reflecting a major slowdown in migration according to the latest data from Customs and Border Patrol — and it all proves that President Donald’s tariffs are working. The progress comes after the June 7 deal between President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador that avoided Trump’s threatened tariffs on May 30 that would have been 5 percent starting on June 10, 10 percent on July 1 and then up to 25 percent by October. Critics at the time said it couldn’t be done. But that was wrong. Apparently Mexico could do a lot more than it was letting on, including by deploying its military and enforcing agreements to protect asylum seekers. And all it took was a little pressure from Trump, who had already shown that he was willing to wield tariffs against the much larger Chinese economy. They took him to heart, and now the number of migrants is plummeting. Without the tariffs, nobody would have been talking. And without President Trump, nobody would have even tried. What do you think?

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