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Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Representing the 4th District of Illinois

Rep. Gutiérrez on the New State of U.S.- Mexico Relations

January 26, 2017
Press Release
“Trump’s anger and short-sightedness is going to hurt America bigly.”

Washington, DC – Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez issued the following statement in response to the cancellation of Mexican President Peña-Nieto’s U.S. trip and President Trump’s announcement that Mexican products would be taxed an additional 20% in order to pay for the border wall.

"Ironically, Trump’s great border wall will actually be a new Great Wall of China, because it is going to push Mexico towards trade and commerce with China.  Five or six million U.S. jobs depend on trade with Mexico, more than all the European countries combined, and Trump’s anger and short-sightedness is going to hurt America bigly.  It starts with President Peña-Nieto’s cancelling his trip, but it is going to get a lot worse and we Americans are going to feel it in our wallets."

Rep. Gutiérrez is beginning his 13th term representing the Fourth District of Illinois.  He is a Member of the Judiciary Committee and is the Chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

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