NEDodger wrote: GetUrban wrote:
NEDodger wrote:Amazing how enforcing border security is seen as "racist". Curious if you bleeding hearts make the same accusations of Canada and Australia? Sneak into Japan and think they're going to keep ya? Even Mexico has more stringent enforcement of their southern border than we do of ours. Darn racists!
Mexico is now considering relaxing their southern border enforcement and letting central american immigrants pass freely through Mexico to the U.S.A., in retaliation to Trump's new proposed policies. Also, if new tariffs or "border taxes" are imposed by Trump, resulting in economic catastrophe in Mexico, there may actually be more immigrants coming to the U.S.A.....something Trump says he wants to prevent.
Leave it to Trump to create new enemies out of our long-friendly neighboring countries. What an effing mess all you Trump voters have made possible. I hope you're happy now. And he's only been POTUS for a week! God help us all.
"Long-friendly" country? They're "friendly" because we signed NAFTA, a debacle for us. They're "friendly" because they're able to dump the poorest and most unskilled into our country.
This is a country that considered joining the Axis Powers in World War Two. "Long-friendly"?
You're saying the problem result is that Mexico is going to start relaxing their southern border? So it's a GOOD thing when Mexico secures their southern border and a BAD thing when we do? Got it.
Yeah, benevolent Mexico.....you're killin' me.
Guess it depends on how you define "long". Mexico was one of our allies in WWII. Where did you find they considered joining the Axis? I couldn't find that one.
Certainly before 1848 they were our enemy when they lost 1/3 of their territory to the US.
It's just ironic that Trump's effort to strengthen our southern border may result in them weakening theirs in retaliation. The point is Trump's heavy-handed diplomacy and his insistence that Mexico pay for his wall is doing more harm than good and might cause Mexico to retaliate. Slapping border taxes on imports from Mexico will only cause them to do the same to their imports from the US. It will only hurt consumers in both countries. Mexico worked with the US to strengthen their southern border to help stop the flow of drugs to the US. If we're now just going to punish them and force them to pay for Trumps wall, they're going to say to h e l l with you. Farmers and states bordering Mexico seem to think NAFTA is a good thing....maybe scrapping it isn't such a good idea. How about adjusting whatever is not working, rather than blowing it up into a full scale crisis?
Trump's problem is he doesn't know what he doesn't know. It's our problem now.