Sen. Joni Ernst released the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement on tariffs on Mexico.  

It’s clear that we need to address the unprecedented flow of illegal immigrants coming across our border day in and day out; and it’s imperative that Mexico step up and do its part. 

That being said, the livelihoods of Iowa farmers and producers are at stake.

The USMCA would provide much-needed certainty to our agriculture community, at a time when they need it. 

If the president goes through with this, I’m afraid progress to get this trade agreement across the finish line will be stifled.

  While I support the need for comprehensive border security and a permanent fix to illegal immigration, this isn’t the right path forward.

I’m asking the president to reconsider, and for Democrats to work with us to find a solution to the humanitarian crisis at our southern border.

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