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Immigration Tariffs?

At a campaign event in Arizona, former President Trump floated the idea of using tariffs on countries who don’t cooperate with the U.S. on illegal immigration, and specifically, those countries taking back citizens who illegally immigrate into the U.S.  While most illegal immigration is from Central American countries and Mexico, Trump specifically mentioned China.  There have been increasing cases of Chinese immigrants crossing the U.S. Mexican border. According to the U.S. Border Patrol, more than 27,000 Chinese migrants were caught illegally crossing the border in the six months from October 2023 to April 2024. Trump was quick to use tariffs to negotiate trade agreements during his term, and especially against China whic...

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WPI’s team was retained by the governing board of a U.S. industry organization to review a decision, reached by vote, to invest significant assets into the development and management of an export trading company. WPI’s team conducted a formal review of this decision and concluded that the current level of market saturation would limit the benefits of the investment. Based on WPI’s analysis and recommended actions, the board subsequently reversed its decision and undertook a strategic planning effort to identify more impactful investments. On behalf of numerous clients, WPI has not only assisted in identifying strategic paths but also advised their implementation.

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