In this situation, enforcing the law is difficult.
[I]n short, the question has to be raised whether the maritime mishaps discussed above are really the consequence of an Iranian attack or of U.S. sabotage.
From Air Force One at the last moment, Trump tweeted that he would not impose the tariffs in exchange for a promise from Mexico to immediately close its border with Guatemala, after Mexico deployed a detachment of its national guard and the army.
With his simplistic foreign policy founded on punitive measures, Trump wants to pretend that his threat of a tariff ... forced Mexican President Obrador to make the alleged concession.
[T]o apply these measures to an issue as complex and sensitive as illegal immigration ... and to force a change of policy in another country, is an irrational move conceivable only in the Trump universe.
[O]bservers fear that the respite will be short-lived.
[E]ven if impeachment proceedings were to be initiated, it must be made clear that the Trump administration has decided to use tariffs as a political weapon.
Trump’s resources for reprisals are enormous.
Trump’s threat to impose tariffs of up to 25% on Mexican products is one of the silliest and most counterproductive U.S. ideas to stop illegal immigration.
This lack of predictability is typical of the failed banana republics of Latin America.