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Mexico Swaps TX Trade Corridor for NM After Abbott Strengthen Border

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As the State of Texas continues to rail against the Biden administration’s lackadaisical border policies, Mexico is taking action to avoid the Lone Star State’s longstanding trade corridor.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in a show of border force, has begun demanding that trucks arriving from Mexico undergo “enhanced” inspections upon arrival.  This has prompted our neighbors to the south to make a stunning switch…and it could be costing Abbott some serious dough.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) 10-day-long “enhanced” safety inspections of commercial trucks entering the state from Mexico may have cost Texas $4.2 billion in economic damage, as estimated by Waco-based Perryman Group, but it’s been great for business in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, a border crossing just across state lines from El Paso.

Trucks were re-routed through Santa Teresa when Abbott’s inspections snarled commercial traffic at Texas border crossings, and now Mexico has decided to move a long-planned trade railway connection worth billions of dollars from Texas to the New Mexico crossing, The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday. “We’re now not going to use Texas,” Mexican Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier said. “We can’t leave all the eggs in one basket and be hostages to someone who wants to use trade as a political tool.”

Clouthier made her announcement in Mexico City on Thursday, a day before Abbott said he will be transferring another $500 million from other Texas agencies to finance his broader state border initiative, Operation Lone Star, which is already costing Texans more than $2 billion a year.

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Mexico’s move was peculiar, however, as the nation has long struggled with migrant caravans themselves, as these immigrant moves from Central America through Mexico on their way to the US.

A strong border in Texas and the rest of the southern United States would also alleviate some of the issues that Mexico faces from these caravans.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.