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As NAFTA staggers, Arizona pushes to maintain trade relationship with Mexico

As the future of NAFTA remains uncertain on a national level and negotiations don’t seem to be moving forward, Gov. Ducey’s administration is still pushing to continue the relationship with Mexico, Arizona’s main international trade partner.... Read more»

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America staggers, Mexico doesn’t do enough to slow the influx of illegals and drugs.

President Trump is trying to do what he promised during his campaign, rid our country of illegal aliens, slow the invasion of illegals, and attack the Mexican cartels at the border.

I believe President Trump demonstrated that he stands with the majority of the people of Arizona on these issues. Unlike the former president, who was a community organizer, Prsident Trump is a very successful business man that has a deep knowledge of trade and economics. I’m sure Trump will do whatever he can to obtain a fair trade arrangement with Mexico.

The Mexican government, due to their own corruption, make this difficult, because they continue to have little or no control over their criminal cartels. They also have failed to provide a better economic future for their people, which is the root cause for most of the illegal migration of their youngest and strongest people.

The laws in Mexico permit their employes to discriminate in their hiring practices, and pay low wages that can’t sustain a family. These two items alone cause a noncompetitive position for American businesses. How can American businesses compete against such practices, without breaking labor laws.

Unfortunately many Americans are quick to blame their own government, without any thoughts of what is happening across the border. The Mexican government should be held responsible for their misdeeds, and a greater effort to clean up their act, take care of their people, and go after the cartels in a more robust fashion. Mexico needs to declare war on the cartels.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey during the Leading with Trade Lunch on Nov. 8.

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