President Donald Trump floated the idea Monday of adding an immigration enforcement provision to a new version of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mexico, whose laws on immigration are very tough, must stop people from going through Mexico and into the U.S. We may make this a condition of the new NAFTA Agreement. Our Country cannot accept what is happening! Also, we must get Wall funding fast.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2018
Trump is currently renegotiating the NAFTA agreement with Canada and Mexico after consistently criticizing it during the 2016 presidential campaign. The President often invokes the NAFTA agreement as a key bargaining chip in trying to force Mexico to quell illegal immigrant arrivals.
Trump went so far as to threaten totally ending the agreement if Mexico did not stop a large caravan of illegal immigrants bound for the U.S. through its territory.
Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S. They laugh at our dumb immigration laws. They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2018