Talk about tariffs and border closures coming from Washington is endangering the economy of both her state and Arizona said Sonora Gov. Claudia Pavlovich on Friday.
Speaking at the annual Arizona-Mexico Commission, Pavlovich said much of the rhetoric surrounds the issue of security and public safety in the border area between the two countries, as reported on Arizona Capitol Times by Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
But she said there’s a downside when it starts resulting in threats.
“When you do that you create an uncertainty among the society and among business people that generate richness and generate money and improve the economy,” she said. In fact, Pavlovich said that such talk can be counter productive to the goal of stemming migration.
“You are attracting what you don’t want,” the Sonora governor said, causing more desperate people to flee their countries.
Fischer reported Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey sought to downplay those threats.“There are no tariffs.. “There has been no border closure,” Ducey told the commission.