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Trump makes sentiment against Latinos

Fernando had prepared meticulously. He was far-got up before sunrise, had the papers inserted, the Mexicans need, if you want to work in the United States, had made their way to the nearest bridge, which extends from the local to Ciudad Juárez, across the border to the Texas-El Paso. Thousands of people cross the Rio Grande to walk here every day to legally enter the United States. There are workers and traders, students and shoppers, workers and day trippers. This Morning, however, had formed as early as six o'clock a long queue in front of the control body, and today also know Fernando, that some citizens arrive for weeks, already one in the morning on the bridge, to sleep in front of the border station.

The 35-Year-old waited for hours. He cared, because he was on the way to a new job he had found after a long search in El Paso. As he entered after four hours, the snake-US-soil, the status of the Job.

Per day Were crossing at a value of $ 1.7 billion is the limit.

Fernando is just one of the many Mexican victims of the Donald Trump in the far Washington is already on the Conscience. The US President has to cure his threat, the southern border to protect against Drug-and "to close refugee caravans" of Central America, yet not true, because even his own advisors warning of the Chaos that would arise if two of the most interconnected economies in the world would have ripped the night apart.

In truth, the Chaos is already there. In many places, hardly anything goes to the American-Mexican border: fruit and vegetable deliveries to rot, the blood samples do not ruin that car parts arrive at your best-sellers in the USA, people are losing their Jobs and students to be late to school. Alone in the city of Juarez, which is connected to only four bridges with the 700'000 inhabitants of the metropolis of El Paso, are threatened according to the local chamber of Commerce 100'000 jobs from the mess.

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the Chaos of the U.S. customs and border protection, CBP, who withdrew at the end of March, with trump's blessing, 750 employees of the Crossings in San Diego, Tucson, El Paso and Laredo has been Triggered. The officials help since then, colleagues in other regions in the registration of asylum seekers and guard sections of the Border not yet secured by walls and fences. Thus, the control is missing at the Checkpoints, where they were previously used. The result is queues, congested roads, traffic jams are.

It is midday, the heat seems to be on the rather narrow bridge, which connects the Lerdo Avenue in Juárez with the Stanton street in El Paso. From the American side, the Horn of a train over blaring, to the South of the Rio Grande, a speaker that advertises in a continuous loop and Gorditas responds, with meat or cheese-filled Mexican pies. On a currency exchange the current rate is displayed, a Dollar there to 18.30 Pesos. The line of cars stretches for miles to Juarez, in two rows, the cars are side by side, and one Meter forward move. An orange Sign next to it blocking the way to the two empty tracks. In the middle of the bridge a sign with the words emblazoned "Good trip" about the Waiting. It sounds a little scornfully.

A few kilometres further on, to the significantly larger Free Bridge, it looks like the next day not better. Only a single control point at the border crossing is busy. Each Pass must be scanned, Passengers will be asked what you wear, what you want in the USA, where you work, what you bring with you. One has to draw the pants legs and the ankles, the border guard wants to see if he carries a gun. A woman protects herself with an umbrella in front of the glistening sun, the two men gesturing vigorously in the direction of the border tower. Most, however, the wait and the process has been externally motionless endure. Under the bridge, right on the river, to build US border guards, new barbed wire barriers.

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Per day cross to a value of 1.7 billion dollars, the American-Mexican border. Alone, the U.S. car manufacturer introduce all the 24 hours of vehicles and components for $ 350 million, one of the three components, the imported, the industry, comes from Mexico. In the case of foodstuffs and beverages the daily imports will add up to immerhin80 of millions of dollars. Conversely, Mexico for US companies with deliveries of goods to the value of almost $ 730 million per day, the second most important sales market at all. Especially for the Tech, the Oil and the chemical industry, he is indispensable. According to an estimate by the US government a Million of US depend on fast-jobs from exports. More than three-quarters of the exports and imports are transported overland, daily, thousands of trucks and railway wagons to cross the border.

According to the data of Index Juárez the previous damage for the companies in the Region add up to over $ 2 million per day. The Mexican trucking Association Canacar speaks of 800'000 dollars, and only lose the freight forwarders in the space Juárez every 24 hours, because their trucks up to 30 hours at checkpoints, and get stuck. Some of the truck driver crossed the border in March, four times of the day, now you can manage a Tour per shift. Add to this the payment of damages in the three-digit million amount, have to pay for Mexican companies due to not timely delivered Goods to their U.S. customers.

What happens if the border is suddenly very close, showed last December, that the government of the Trump castle, the Transition to the San Ysidoro, after disputes between U.S. officials and a group of migrants: Although the block was lifted after only five hours lost to the economy in San Diego, according to local authorities, more than 5 million dollars in sales. The barriers should stay longer at the bottom, as Trump threatens to use it again and again, to come to the United States three-digit billions in damage, such as the Economists, Kadee Russ, and Aaron Sojourner calculated. The U.S. chamber of Commerce, said that a lockdown of the southern border would be "more destructive than a trade war with the Chinese".

blood samples were spoiling

"safety is more important than trade," maintains Trump, however, knowing that propaganda against Latinos in his core voters. However, many Americans doubt that the Bulk of the migrants coming through Mexico to the US border, is actually dangerous. It is indisputable, however, is that a closure of the border would be the U.S. consumers hard: Almost half of all the vegetables, 40 percent of all fruits and a good proportion of the alcohol that Americans consume is imported from Mexico. With Avocado Toasts and Margaritas quickly would be the end. And also, the auto industry would have to stop production in some places.

And then human send are sale, are the responsibility of the Trump. Doctor Christian Cumplido Uribe, head of the blood Bank of a hospital in Juárez, reported by the blood of Mexican patients should be investigated in the US, and now "irretrievably" lost because it was corrupted in the traffic jams on the border bridges samples. "The costs and the risks are significantly increased," laments the doctor. For the sick, the waiting for the test results and appropriate treatment, says Cumplido, was a disaster.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 03.05.2019, 22:08 PM

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