Border Wars 2: Trump versus Mexico
- Trump has threatened to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border as a way to stop illegal immigration, which would also disrupt those who are legally crossing the border and asylum seekers. But immigrants are not the only people who would be impacted by this, because Trump also proclaimed that he would close off trade and commercial ports of entry as necessary, thereby impacting the cost of everyday goods and foods which the US depends on Mexico.
So what goods and industries could be hardest hit? The auto industry which relies heavily on Mexico for importing auto parts, would not survive the border closure for more than one week. Mexico is also the No. 1 importer of tomatoes to the US, Americans would also lose avocados, tequila, and other fresh fruits and vegetables which are imported from Mexico. According to Axios, Mexico was the second largest supplier of goods imports to the U.S. in 2017, which leads economists to predict that prices of your favorite items like avocados will go up at grocery stores and some U.S. industries would temporarily shutdown.