Point Loma Nazarene Community Reacts to Trump’s Threats to Close the Border

by on April 12, 2019 · 0 comments

in Ocean Beach, San Diego

by Jessie Fernandez/ LomaBeat.com / April 11, 2019

Trump threatening to close the border may not be new, but many students still don’t know the implications of a border shut-down.

Mexico and the United States are a part of the United States-Mexico-Canada- Agreement. This agreement has been signed but is not officially valid, and is basically a new NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). This deal is meant to protect intellectual property and harmonize regulatory systems and e-commerce.

For over 20 years, Mexico and the United States have lived by each other and done business together. U.S. firms have established maquiladoras, which are U.S. business-owned factories that manufacture in Mexico because of free tariff rates. We get many of our avocados from Mexico and employ Mexicans because of low labor costs.

According to International Business professor Randal Schober, “The implications of a new threat is very polarizing. It rarely has a positive effect on the economy. Trump uses a fear-based tactic to maneuver his way through the current political environment.”

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