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Rep. Juan Vargas Responds to Trump’s Tariffs on Mexican Imports Announcement

May 31, 2019
Press Release

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 31, 2019) - Rep. Juan Vargas issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement to impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods from Mexico starting on June 10:

“President Trump’s approach to trade is as irresponsible as his failing immigration policies. Weaponizing tariffs against one of our largest trading partners to further his anti-immigrant agenda is reckless. The humanitarian challenges we are facing along the southern border are a direct result of his refusal to consider comprehensive immigration reform. The American people are tired of President Trump’s empty threats and deserve a leader who values the importance of our binational relationship with Mexico.”

Vargas represents California’s 51st Congressional District which includes the southern portion of San Diego County, all of Imperial County and California’s entire U.S.-Mexico border.  Vargas was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 and is currently serving his fourth term in Congress.  He serves on the House Financial Services Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee.