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President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 21 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump spoke about renegotiating NAFTA and building a border wall that would produce solar power during the rally.  (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Can Congress Block Trump if He Pulls Out of NAFTA?

The president claims the decision is his to make. Lawmakers and legal scholars aren’t so sure.

Canadas Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland(C), Mexicos Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal(L) and United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer leave the stage at Global Affairs on the final day of the third round of the NAFTA renegotiations in Ottawa, Ontario, September 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Lars Hagberg        (Photo credit should read LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s NAFTA Plans Are On a Collision Course With Absolutely Everyone

Canada and Mexico want to modernize the trade agreement. But the White House is heading in the opposite direction.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 5:  Demonstrators march during a demonstration in response to the Trump Administration's announcement that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on September 5, 2017 in Washington, DC.  DACA, an immigration policy passed by former President Barack Obama, allows certain undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as minors to receive renewable two-year deferred action from deportation and eligibility fork a work permit. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Will Republicans End Up Fixing Immigration After All?

Trump took aim at the Obama-era DACA program. Now, reform-minded conservatives are scrambling to find their own immigration solutions.

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At U.N., Canada and Mexico Speak of the (North) American Dream

Justin Trudeau talks equality while Mexico’s Foreign Minister touts multilateralism.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15:  U.S. President Donald Trump makes brief comments on a question about this morning's terror incident in London, in the Rose Garden of the White House September 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump took brief questions after meeting with 11-year-old Frank Giaccio.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Unpacking Trump’s ‘Alternative Facts’ on NAFTA

Mischaracterizations, bad math, and outright falsehoods are imperiling the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal — and endangering hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

TIJUANA, MEXICO - JANUARY 27:  A view of the US-Mexican border fence at Playas de Tijuana on January 27, 2017 in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump announced a proposal to impose a 20 percent tax on all imported goods from Mexico to pay for the border wall between the United States and Mexico. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a planned meeting with President Trump over who would pay for Trump's campaign promise to build a border wall.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Survey: Mexico’s View of U.S. Turns Drastically Negative

Mexican approval of the United States is the lowest it has been in over a decade, but many still want to move to America.

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Undocumented and on Patrol in Texas

Fort Worth police are partnering with the immigrants President Trump is threatening to deport — and they don’t intend to stop.

US President Donald Trump holds the state flag of Texas outside of the Annaville Fire House after attending a briefing on Hurricane Harvey in Corpus Christi, Texas on August 29, 2017.
President Donald Trump flew into storm-ravaged Texas Tuesday in a show of solidarity and leadership in the face of the deadly devastation wrought by Harvey -- as the battered US Gulf Coast braces for even more torrential rain. 
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Trump Cares More About Ideology Than the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The president’s nativism deprived Texas and Louisiana of help they need from Mexico.

Police officers from the anti-drug squad in Tegucigalpa on October 7, 2010 look after a load of 500 kilos of cocaine seized from traffickers during a joint operation by the Honduran Police, the Army and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in Brus Laguna, Mosquitia, Honduras.  AFP PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Says Border Wall Will Stop Drugs. Here’s What a DEA Intel Report Says.

Many of the illegal drugs flowing into the United States come by air or sea.

US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shake hands during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on February 13, 2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

NAFTA Talks Off to a Rocky Start

Negotiations began Wednesday, but it doesn’t look promising.

ARIVACA, AZ - NOVEMBER 14:  Civilian paramilitaries with Arizona Border Recon search for a illegal immigrants and drug smugglers at the U.S.-Mexico border on November 14, 2016 near Arivaca, Arizona. The armed group, made up mostly of former U.S. military servicemen and women, stages reconnaissance and surveillance operations against drug and human smuggling operations in remote border areas. The group, which claims up to 200 volunteers, does not consider itself a militia, but rather a group of citizens supplimenting U.S. Border Patrol efforts to control illegal border activity. With the election of Donald Trump as President, border security issues are a top national issue for the incoming Administration.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

When Drug Trafficking Is Your Only Option

As it gets harder to cross the border, the mafia is helping ever more migrants enter the United States — for a price.

CALEXICO, CA - MAY 24: A section of the controversial US-Mexico border fence expansion project crosses previously pristine desert sands at sunrise on May 24, 2014 between Yuma, Arizona and Calexico, California. (Photograph by Charles Ommanney/Reportage by Getty Images)

The Trump Administration Doesn’t Want a Winner for Its Wall Competition

The president says building a wall along the border with Mexico is one of his top priorities. But his government isn't acting that way.

The parents of 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa teachers school hold their portraits and torches during a march 18 months after their disappearance in Mexico City on April 26, 2016. / AFP / YURI CORTEZ        (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Spyware Sold to Mexican Government Was Used to Target Experts Investigating Missing Students

The spyware is meant to track terrorists, but Mexico apparently turned it on journalists, activists and others.

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