MLAW Director Dr. Robert Koulish comments on "How Trump’s immigration and trade policies could hurt border town economies"
As recent media has reported, post election times have been some pretty turbulent times in regards to a variety of sensitive issues, including immigration. Besides being the Director of MLAW programs here at the University of Maryland, Dr. Robert Koulish, is also a law professor specializing in immigration with a focus on the U.S- Mexican border. Recently the Washington Post has reached out to Professor Koulish for comments concerning the circumstance of border town economies under the Trump administration. Within the first few days of holding office President Trump has already vowed to construct a border wall between US and Mexico and renegotiate the longstanding NAFTA agreement. That said, many “U.S. companies operate factories in Mexico's border towns, providing low-skilled, low-wage jobs in the textiles and electronics industries to more than a million Mexicans in those communities, who in turn spend much of their paychecks in the United States, boosting the local tax base.” There is no doubt that this is a delicate situation that should be dealt with in a cooperative way. For more information and to read the entire article check out the link below.