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Trade deals worsen immigration pressures [Commentary]
Trade deals worsen immigration pressures [Commentary]

The root cause of undocumented immigration, whether from Mexico or Central America, is the poverty and lack of economic opportunity that have afflicted those nations as a result of failed economic policies — including their trade agreements with the United States. Those thousands of migrants — including unaccompanied minors — arriving at our border are not criminals trying to break the law. They are a warning sign that the collateral damage of so-called "free trade" agreements cannot always be found in closed factories and shuttered Main Street businesses in the United States. The Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) was sold to American voters and...

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