Trump wants to restrict trade and immigration. Here’s why he can’t do both.

9/11/2017 The Washington Post

Recently, trade negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico concluded the first round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Trump has made clear that he wants a deal that cuts the U.S. trade deficit— and brings manufacturing jobs back to the United States. Trump also threatened to withdraw from the South Korea-U.S. free-trade agreement (KORUS), citing unfair trade practices and a desire to bring home U.S. jobs.

At the same time, Trump is supporting the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (Raise Act), which would cut legal immigration by 50 percent. And he announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which could mean the deportation of about 690,000 “dreamers” — immigrants who came into the country illegally as children.

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Event Announcement: Mexico and the United States in 2030

On April 11th, 2012 Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan, will deliver a keynote speech: “Escenarios de Prospectiva: Mexico-Estados Unidos 2030” (Prospective Scenarios: Mexico-United States 2030) at the Ciudad Universitaria of UNAM in Mexico City.

The event is sponsored by the graduate studies department at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM – Posgrado), the research entity Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte (CISAN) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS).

Andrew Selee, Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, will provide commentary along with Clemente Ruiz Durán, Coordinator of the Post Graduate Program of Economics at UNAM.

View the invitation here.