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The Mexican Border

Immigration, War and a Trillion Dollars in Trade



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The Mexican Border by Raul Lowery Contreras
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Next door neighbor Mexico, Mexicans, trillions of dollars in commerce all became issues in the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign... Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump attacked Mexico, Mexicans, and trade with Mexico. Trump declared Mexico is stealing American companies, stealing American jobs. The Mexican government he says is "forcing" criminals across the border to become America's problem. Mexicans immigrants are criminals and rapists he says, though "some" Mexicans are "good people." He promised to build a "great wall" on the Mexican border to keep people and drugs out...he would have Mexico "pay" for the wall. Essentially, Donald J. Trump declared "war" on Mexico, its government, its 122 million people, the forty million Americans of Mexican origin and iconic American companies like Ford, etc. Former Mexican citizens, Americans by 1848 treaty were critical to the United States victory in the American Civil War in the West. South of the border Mexicans helped Abraham Lincoln by defeating an invading French Army intent on supplying the Confederacy with arms. The Mexican victory on the 5th of May, Cinco de Mayo, was critical to the United States victory over the Confederacy. Decades of peace along the border...The Mexican Revolution started in 1911... Mexicans flow north to work empty American farms...Legal workers have their legality erased...More Mexicans flow north illegally...North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...Mexican industry explodes in growth...Global companies open in Mexico...Mexican birth rates blow...The flow North of young Mexican men slows dramatically...$1.4 billion dollars' worth of goods and services cross the border every day, thousands of trucks cross the border daily...a million people cross the border legally each day in both directions. June 16, 2015, Donald Trump declares "war" on Mexico. Raoul Lowery Contreras is a graduate from San Diego State University where he majored in Political Science, History, and Economics, student government. He was a political campaign consultant for Nixon for Governor, Reelect Thomas H. Kuchel, Nelson Rockefeller, Ronald Reagan. Public Relations for Mexico's largest Horse Racing Track in Tijuana, Mexico, 1967-1971. Consultant for Congressman Darrell Issa (CA); Official Spokesman for statewide No on Prop. Ten (Cigarette Tax). Official statewide Spokesman for Committee to recall Governor Davis; the successful recall, elected Arnold Schwarzenegger. CA. Governor. Currently, writes for Fox News Latino, The Hill, American Thinker, the Daily Caller,, and MOSH.US. His articles appear in newspapers: Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Boston Globe, San Diego Union, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Miami Herald, Sacramento Bee. He recently published also with Floricanto Press Murder in the Mountains, May 2016.
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April 15th, 2017
Edited by Leyla Namazie
9 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
Floricanto Press
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