Tariffs Harm Economy, Do Not Deter Migration

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to President Donald Trump’s announcement of impending tariffs on goods from Mexico, the following is a statement from Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum:

“Tariffs add to a long list of solutions that are destined for failure. They do nothing to address migration. This threat will not make Mexico more likely to cooperate and help address the challenges of Central American migration to the U.S.

“Weakening the U.S. and Mexico economies and raising the price on goods from our third-largest trade partner will not persuade Central American families to remain in increasingly poor and violent countries. The president and Congress should consider serious solutions that help — not harm — the American economy.”

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