The economic integration of the United States and Mexico will continue no matter who wins the White House in November, according to Mexico’s secretary of agriculture.
Secretary José Calzada Rovirosa told The Hill in an interview that immigration is no longer the crux of the U.S.-Mexico relationship. The emergence of the two countries as strategic allies, he said, “not only can, but must” continue.
Calzada’s remarks come at a time when the presumptive Republican nominee for president,Donald Trump, has taken a hard line against the Mexican government, vowing to build a border wall and force them to foot the bill.
The Republican has also threatened to renegotiate or withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), one of the linchpins of increased trade with Mexico.