Trump has taken a few other, smaller trade enforcement actions that affect China, and it’s hard to predict where the back-and-forth will end.
He did not offer further details and the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Donald Trump’s recent protectionist threats to hammer America’s most important allies with tariffs have baffled economists. We’re going to have the wall.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said today that the National Guard would be quickly called to the souther border because “we continue to see unacceptable levels of illegal drugs, risky gang activity, transnational criminal organizations and illegal immigration flow across”, but the particulars needed to be cleared by border governors.
US manufacturing jobs began disappearing nearly immediately, and growing evidence suggests the “China shock” never really ended. “When the Obama administration sent the National Guard troops to the border, it was in the context of huge new levels of US-Mexico security cooperation, and fears of spillover violence”. “We are still in consultation with the White House about ways we can expand that support”.
Under President George W. Bush, National Guard forces from all U.S. states and territories were used between 2006 and 2008 for things like border-related intelligence analysis, but did not have a direct law enforcement role, according to the Pentagon.
But during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, thousands of National Guard troops were deployed at times with helicopters to help intercept illegal border-crossers or to shore up border fences. Around 30,000 Guard members eventually participated, according to a 2008 National Guard analysis, including more than 1,000 each from Kentucky, North Carolina and SC.
The Guard members were used for surveillance, communications, administrative support, intelligence, analysis and the installation of border security infrastructure.
US President Donald Trump today attacked Congress for not passing tough immigration laws and described the present system of prosecution and deportation of illegal immigrants as “a whole big wasted procedure”.
Though Republicans and industry experts in key congressional districts from Minnesota to Florida argue that Trump has been good for their bottom lines, they acknowledge that a trade war that makes it harder for American products to be sold in key Chinese markets would not reflect well on Trump’s trade rhetoric – or his midterm hopes. Renewing claims about voter fraud and criminals crossing the border.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen even called it the “Trump effect” when she briefed reporters at the White House Wednesday – pointing out that his policies had led to a decrease in crossings during his first year in office.
The Trump administration late Tuesday unveiled a list of 1,300 Chinese products, like flat-screen televisions, aircraft parts and batteries, that could be hit with 25% tariffs. But, it is said that much of that money can only be used to fix existing segments, not build new sections. While I was on a reporting trip to the Rio Grande Valley last month, Border Patrol agents told me that when unaccompanied minors began showing up in large numbers in 2014, it swamped their resources and left vast stretches of the border un-monitored.
Trump once explained his strategy on trade to me during a meeting at Trump Tower: “I am not a protectionist, and I am not an isolationist”. Tuesday’s briefing was a follow-up to discuss the plans. In that context, slapping tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports shouldn’t be terrifying, and neither should the prospect of a $50 billion retaliation from China.
Burgi-Palomino said her organization’s research with migrant shelters in Mexico and Central America has shown that about 1 in 3 women endure some kind of sexual abuse at the hands of migration agents or organized crime while transiting Mexico.
The caravan stopped to camp at a sports field in Oaxaca over the weekend. The US can not allow “people flowing into our country illegally” and then disappearing and not attending hearings on their asylum claim or immigration status.