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Status of Trump Tariff Threat and US-Mexico Immigration Talks

June 14, 2019

Episode Notes:

Following President Trump's withdrawal of a tariff threat to Mexico regarding its policy and enforcement of migration of asylum seekers, Trump claimed that US and Mexico have reach a simple, undisclosed agreement on the issue.

Edward Alden, Ross Professor at Western Washington University and Senior Fellow at the Council on Fore­­­ign Relations (CFR), specializing in U.S. economic competitiveness, trade, and immigration policy, joins the Warcast to discuss the resulting situation.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 1:03 ] Specifics on the U.S. grievance and the tariff ultimatum
[ 2:12 ] Current arrangement between the U.S. and Mexico
[ 3:13 ] The extent that tariff threat drove current agreement
[ 6:55 ] Consequences of linking trade deals with immigration policies
[ 9:30 ] Opportunities on the path to immigration and asylum reform

Twitter: @edwardalden

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