Durbin Statement On Trump Administration Move To Impose Tariffs On Mexico As Immigration Retaliation

CHICAGO—U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, today released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced that his Administration will impose a five percent tariff on all goods coming into the United States from Mexico until Mexico stops migrants and families seeking asylum from coming to the U.S. border through Mexico.  Mexico is Illinois’ second largest export market and third largest import market.

“America’s loudest President on immigration has failed at our borders.  In his frustration, he promises a new round of tariffs raising prices on Americans, killing our jobs, and once again hitting Illinois farmers and businesses the hardest.  How much more can our nation take from this ‘stable genius’?”