Mexican Official: There Will Be A Price To Be Paid For Renegotiating NAFTA

Mexico’s Economic Minister Ildefonso Guajardo has threatened to flood the US with refugees if we renegotiate NAFTA in ways that are not sufficiently beneficial to Mexico.  And BTW, don’t dare ask who is going to pay for that wall.  (Click the headline below for the link.)

BLACKMAIL – Mexican Econ Minister Threatens To Flood U.S. With Illegals If We Don’t Give Them A Good NAFTA Deal…

When candidate Donald Trump first proposed renegotiating NAFTA back in 2015 everyone was stunned. Fixing bad trade deals had never been proposed by any candidate. Candidate Trump also proposed a border wall.  Those two policy initiatives are entirely connected. Almost immediately the government of Mexico realized the potential impact and threatened to use illegal migration if NAFTA was reopened.

Well, Trump won the presidency.  The crony capitalists/lobbyists in DC (U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Tom Donohue) are freaking out. Congress was notified of the intent to renegotiate NAFTA.  Mexico and Canada were notified. Commerce Secretary Ross, U.S.T.R Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin are ready to begin next week (Wed).

President Trump and Secretary Ross have already announced they will try to renegotiate NAFTA on a trilateral basis (U.S., Canada and Mexico). However, if it doesn’t work, they’ll scrap the 3-way NAFTA and go one-on-one with individual bilateral agreements.

Today Mexico’s Economic Minister Ildefonso Guajardo threatens to flood the U.S. with South American illegal aliens, criminals and gang members as leverage to keep exploiting NAFTA.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico could pull back on cooperation in migration and security matters if the United States walks away from talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Mexican economy minister said in a newspaper report published on Thursday.

Ildefonso Guajardo, who will take part in the first round of NAFTA talks with U.S. and Canadian officials in Washington on Wednesday, told the Reforma daily that new tariffs on Mexican exports to the United States were unacceptable.

If they do not treat [us] well commercially, they should not expect us to treat them well by containing the migration that comes from other regions of the world and crosses Mexico,” Guajardo said. “Or they should not expect to be treated well in collaboration with security issues in the region.”

Guajardo also said if U.S. President Donald Trump moves to impose tariffs of 35 percent on any Mexican exports, Mexico could respond with “mirror” actions, such as putting an equal tariff on U.S. yellow corn.  (read more)

My response to that threat:

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10 Responses to Mexican Official: There Will Be A Price To Be Paid For Renegotiating NAFTA

  1. Wise Owl says:

    If the Border Patrol threatened to shoot anyone crossing illegally, and did even once, that would stop the border crossings immediately. The reason they try is because there is plenty to gain and nothing to lose.

    Or, better yet- tell the Mexican government that for every illegal we catch crossing the border, we will levy a $10 Million tariff on ANYTHING coming in from Mexico. I promise you, the MEXICANS will ensure that no one crosses.

  2. Brittius says:

    It’s like a Cheech & Chong movie, the Corsican Brothers. Next, Mexico and Canada will demand to be tied to a wagon wheel and whipped.

  3. Wise Owl says:

    Right on, SafeSpace– I didn’t catch that right away, LOL!

  4. Terry says:

    Oh wow, I hadn’t realized that Messico had put a limit on how many drug dealers & criminals they were allowing to come into our country.
    This could be real trouble !
    (snark)

  5. vonMesser says:

    If they tariff the corn, all it will do is increase the hunger (starvation in some places) in Mexico when the poor can not get enough food.

  6. Ragnar says:

    We can’t build a wall/fence, ya know like the one Mexico has on its southern border. Furthermore, Mexico will shoot anyone caught trying to cross…..Jack@sses……

  7. Hardnox says:

    I agree. Flock them.

    Fine then… hike our imports by #35% and let your people starve worse than they are now and Mexico can be Venezuela, and we’ll see how long the people tolerate that shit.

  8. whitetop says:

    I wasn’t aware Mexico was cooperating w/the US regarding migration issues. Seems like it has been just the opposite. So how would we know the difference if they start flooding the border? The corrupt government in Mexico sends illegals here so they can send money back home; more money for the corrupt politicians. DJT has made a good start to bring our immigration laws back in line. Something presidents and congress has failed for years.

  9. Guajardo is part of a very very corrupted system that gets money from privet companies to sell-off its own country as such he tries to treat the US with more illegal immigrants..they should be shamed about the millions of Mexicans that had to abandon Mexico due to it’s bad politics

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