Mexico

Mexico deal shows Trump's trade strategy succeeding brilliantly

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

I have little doubt that Trudeau will meet a satisfactory portion of the U.S. demands.  The level of Canada's dependence on trade with the United States demands that.  Using his good cop-bad cop approach, President Trump will ease Trudeau through the process, at China's expense to the degree possible.  Then it will be on to our other principal trade partners, all of whom suffer from China's predation but none of whom have had the guts to stand up to its bullying.

An unexpected rose amidst the thorns

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

If ol’ Stupid, the great campaign consultant, has learned anything since Bubba taught him the expensive lesson that elections are always about the economy, he is telling his clients now that renegotiated trade agreements and an economy running at a blistering speed will satisfy everyone beyond the newsrooms at The Washington Post and The New York Times (and the television networks that chase the chum in the wake of the newspapers). So Democrats, who thought they would be surfing the blue wave by now, must be careful. Surfing can be fun, but you can get wet.

Trump Kills NAFTA

Nothing explains Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss better than Monday’s announcement that Trump has kept his word to blue-collar voters in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin and other manufacturing states by officially dissolving NAFTA.

Mexico — What Went Wrong?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The United States has many enemies in the world, but it is hard to find one that deliberately is trying to undermine U.S. law by exporting its own citizens to change the demographic and politics of its supposed ally. It is almost impossible to find enemies that can so carefully extract billions of dollars in remittances and surpluses from the U.S. economy. Most enemies do not send as many human traffickers and drugs into the U.S. as does Mexico. And does an Iran or North Korea boast that it has the right to violate U.S. law, interfere in the domestic politics of America, and vow that it will continue to do so as it pleases?

Trump Announces Tariffs Populist Candidates Jump On Board

Yesterday, President Trump announced that in the interest of national security he was imposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Conservative -- Populist candidates in hotly contested races in Indiana and Pennsylvania quickly embraced the President's move.

Build That Wall . . . and Pay for It

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

If it improves our national security against illegal immigration (not nearly all of which is Mexican) as well as jihadist networks and drug traffickers, then we should pay for it. Why would a superpower make its comparatively poor but amicable neighbor pay for our security while our government, with the nation $20 trillion in the red, diverts taxpayer funds to boondoggles like an oceanographic study that plopped mudskippers on a treadmill to see how long they can exercise?

Yes, Trump can make Mexico pay for the border wall. Here’s how.

Marc Thiessen, Washington Post

Mexico might find ways to retaliate over specific measures targeting it — such as increased fees for visas or taxing remittances. But with the border adjustment, Mexico would have no recourse to complain, because such a measure is global in nature and would affect all U.S. trading partners equally.

Has Mexico Raided A Jihadi Camp?

Over the weekend media reports surfaced that Christopher Ashcraft, a U.S. State Department “consular officer” posted to Guadalajara, Mexico had been shot and wounded by Zafar Zia. What is more interesting, and has not been widely reported is that Zafar Zia, although of Indian heritage, is a Muslim.

Why Building the Wall Should Not Be Trump’s No. 1 Immigration Priority

Mark Krikorian, National Review

There are two parts of any effective immigration-enforcement plan that are more important than either the Mexican border or criminal-alien removals: turning off the jobs magnet and ensuring that lawful foreign visitors actually go home when their authorized time is up.

How And Why Trump Can Win Michigan

The combination of Ford’s announcement that it is moving small car production to Mexico, Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” gaffe, concerns over her health and trustworthiness, Trump’s aggressive campaigning in Michigan, and the intensity of opposition to the flooding of the state with refugees may mean that Trump has an opportunity to win the state in November.

The Trump Campaign's Best Day

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump’s stance in Mexico City and Phoenix reveals that there is no turning back. The die is cast. He is betting the election on his belief that the American people prefer his stands to Clinton’s call for amnesty. If Donald Trump can continue to show America what he did in Mexico City, that he can be presidential, he may just become president.

Donald Trump: International Man of Diplomacy — yes, really

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Mr. Trump swooped into Mexico City on short notice Wednesday to meet with Mexico’s president, Enrique Pena Nieto, who has compared Mr. Trump to Adolf Hitler. Mr. Pena Nieto left the private meeting saying he is “certain” that Mr. Trump’s “genuine interest is to build a relationship that might lead us to provide both our societies better conditions.”

Two Things Donald Trump Got Absolutely Right

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

First, Donald Trump and Mike Pence went to Louisiana. In the midst of terrible devastation, while President Obama was on vacation and Hillary Clinton was fundraising, Team Trump went to Louisiana. They drew positive media exposure and looked Presidential. Second, Trump went to Mexico and Hillary did not.

Anchor Babies and Jeb Bush on Trial in Texas

A lawsuit in Texas explained by the First Lady of the Conservative Movement attorney Phyllis Schlafly puts both anchor babies and Jeb Bush on trial.

Mexico Issuing Birth Certificates at US Consulates So Illegals Avoid Deportation

Fox News Insider

Mexico is trying to help those who illegally immigrate to the U.S. apply for programs that would allow them to remain in this country and continue sending money back to relatives across the border.

Obama Supposedly Asks Mexico to Help Stop Illegal Surge

Justin Sink, The Hill

Obama pressed Mexico’s president to work alongside the U.S. gov't to prevent a new surge of illegal immigrants. He's looking for the help after taking exec. action that will offer legal status in the US & work permits to millions of people, many from Mexico.

Judge Orders Release of DOJ's Fast and Furious Log

Lauren French, Politico

A U.S. District judge ruled on that the Dept. of Justice must release a privilege log of documents withheld by the agency on the gunrunning operation Fast and Furious. 

Repub. Snubs Mexican Prez for Holding U.S. Marine

Ann-Marie Murrell, WND

Instead of accepting an invitation from CA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to attend a luncheon honoring the president of Mexico at the governor’s mansion, Repub. state assemblyman Tim Donnelly will lead a protest at the official residence during the event in support of a U.S. Marine held captive south of the border.

House GOP Group to Offer Immigration Law Changes

Cristina Marcos and Peter Schroeder, The Hill

A House GOP working group on immigration will recommend that the conference change a '08 trafficking law to stop the thousands of immigrant children flooding across the border. Rep.

Rep: Repeal NAFTA to Punish Mexico

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Rep. Candice Miller (R) said that Mexico is doing nothing while kids are hopping on "death trains" from Central Amer. that go through Mexico. She suggested repealing NAFTA and withholding aide.