TribFest: U.S. – Mexico NAFTA Renegotiations Cause Worry Along the Border

Photo: Jonathan McIntosh (CC) At a Texas Tribune Festival panel on “Trump and Mexico”, fear and uncertainty underlined conversations for future policy agendas and proposals for U.S.-Mexico relations. Panelist and U.S. Representative, Henry Cuellar, said border communities receive about $1.3 million in revenue resulting from the constant influx of visitors and partnerships from Mexico. However, communities are seeing less revenue and visitors from the U.S. due to aggressive rhetoric via the Trump Administration. Indeed, NAFTA has brought $1.15 trillion in trade revenue and 5 million new jobs to the U.S. since the agreement was enacted over twenty years ago....

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