Trump Considering Working Border Control Into NAFTA Negotiations

We’ll see how it goes, but the courts have been blocking every move the Trump administration has made, in regards to fixing the problem with illegal immigration.

Responding to reports from a few weeks ago of a supposed “caravan” of people – approximately 1,500 –  from Central America traveling up through Mexico and heading to the United States, Trump began tweeting about stopping that caravan and calling on Mexico to do their part to end it.

Reports since then have been that a few hundred of those in the group stopped in Mexico and felt it better to remain there, rather than continue on. The others, however, were said to have pushed on to try and make it to the southern border of the U.S.

That news prompted Trump’s move to put the National Guard at the border.

The president now wants to make stopping that caravan part of the reworking of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

In one of his spastic tweets from this morning, Trump stated he’d instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security to move to stop the coming caravan.

Yeah. That wall isn’t going to go up overnight and Mexico won’t be paying for it.

You could get drones and train operators and first responders at the border quicker, and for less money than the wall. Somebody should tweet that at the president.

He’s not wrong for considering making some sort of cooperative effort to stem the tide of illegal immigration as part of renegotiations on NAFTA.

How successful that is, given the track record since he entered office, however, is another story.