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Trump, Tariffs, and U.S.-Mexico Relations: Finding a Path Forward

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Last week, President Trump announced that the United States will impose a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports in an attempt to pressure Mexico to crack down on migrants trying to cross into the United States via the southern U.S. border. Under this plan, the government will increase tariffs by 5% each month until it believes Mexico has taken sufficient action or until the tariffs reach 25%. These tariffs are expected to go into effect on June 10th. This event will explore the steps Mexico has been taking to address the migrant crisis, the links between the recent tariff threats and the prospects for the ratification of the USMCA, as well as the impact of these actions on the broader bilateral relationship.

Please join us as our experts discuss the consequences of the proposed tariffs and propose solutions to the migration challenge.

Carlos Heredia
Professor, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE);
Advisory Board Member, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center

Arturo Sarukhan
Former Mexican Ambassador to the United States;
Advisory Board Member, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center

Rachel Schmidtke
Program Associate, Migration, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center

Eric L. Olson
Director, Central America-D.C. Platform, Seattle International Foundation
Global Fellow, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center

Earl Anthony Wayne
Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico;
Public Policy Fellow & Advisory Board Co-Chair, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center