Tuesday, June 11, 2019

West Wing Reads: President Trump and America Are Winners by Getting Mexico to Intensify Fight Against Illegal Immigration

President Trump and America Are Winners by Getting Mexico to Intensify Fight Against Illegal Immigration

“Against nearly insurmountable odds, President Trump proved his critics wrong once again by getting Mexico to agree Friday to step up its efforts to reduce illegal immigration to the U.S.,” National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd writes in Fox News.

“This win by our president shows he understands that politely asking other countries to change their behavior when it harms us isn’t always enough . . . Facing the largest border security crisis in the history of the United States, and knowing the Mexican economy is completely reliant on U.S. trade, Trump pulled out all the stops.”

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“Ivanka Trump brought her bid to help level the global financial playing field for 50 million women to The Hague Wednesday, where she announced a deal with Mastercard to expand capital to minorities around the world,” Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner. “Investing in women is just smart business, and we should all be doing it,” Ms. Trump told the 9th Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
“Mexican military deployed throughout the country as part of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's vow to do more to apprehend migrants headed to the United States, have officially begun targeting foreigners who have hitched rides aboard a freight train known as ‘The Beast’ to get to the U.S.-Mexico border,” Anna Giaritelli reports for the Washington Examiner. “Riding on top of the 12-foot-tall freight cars is dangerous. Injuries and deaths have been well-documented over the past decade.”
“There’s an important point to remember in the current U.S.-China trade conflict: Beijing started it. For the past 20 years, China has been at war with the U.S. economy, using massive subsidies, currency manipulation and intellectual property theft to continually erode America’s manufacturing base,” former CEO of Nucor steel company Dan Dimicco writes in The Hill. “It’s a strategy that has worked phenomenally well. Over the past two decades, the United States has lost 5 million manufacturing jobs and nearly 90,000 factories. After years of this economic aggression, the Trump administration is now saying, ‘Enough is enough.’”
“The first report of the impact on the bipartisan criminal justice reform package pushed by top Trump aide Jared Kushner shows that it is working to cut sentences, especially for black prisoners,” Paul Bedard reports in the Washington Examiner. “91.3% of those granted a cut in prison time were African American.”