Earth & Conservation

Americans Need Mexico, Here's Why

President Trump has suggested a tax on Mexican imports in order to finance the wall. So how would this tax affect everyday life in the U.S.?

With the election of Donald Trump, tensions between Mexico and the United States are at an all-time high. The reason? President Donald Trump is proposing a 20% import tax on Mexican goods in order to make Mexico pay for a border wall.

Even some Republicans like Lindsey Graham have opposed the idea of a tariff, considering the economic toll it would take on both American and Mexican citizens. So just how would this new tax affect the citizens of both these countries?

Learn More:

SF Gate: Avocados are stuck in Mexico, but their prices are headed north

Washington Post: White House says Mexico border wall might be funded by tax on imports

The New York Times: Tax Plan Sows Confusion as Tensions With Mexico Soar