For Immediate Release
January 10, 2019
Trump’s NAFTA Proposal Doesn’t Fund a Wall
And It Doesn’t Make the Changes Needed on Jobs and Wages Either
Austin, Texas — Bob Cash, director of the Texas Fair Trade Coalition, issued the following statement in anticipation of President Donald Trump’s visit to the US/Mexico border in McAllen, Texas later today:
“Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 proposal generates no revenue whatsoever for his ridiculous border wall. It also fails to make the critical changes needed to protect jobs, raise wages and promote healthy communities on either side of the border..“We oppose the wall and we oppose Donald Trump’s ongoing attempts to scapegoat immigrants and refugees. It’s time for politicians to stop pitting working people against one another, and to start supporting policies that improve working conditions and quality of life both at home and abroad.”
The Texas Fair Trade Coalition is a statewide coalition of labor, environmental, family farm and community organizations working together to improve trade policy.