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Trump Assures Trudeau On Trade, Defends Immigration Policies

Among the press conference highlights between President Trump and PM Trudeau,  the two leaders agreed on the need for greater infrastructure investment, a joint council to benefit women entrepreneurs in North America, a fight against drugs crossing the border, as well as a focus on the US immigration policy.

Key Events In The Coming Humphrey-Hawkish Week

The key economic releases this week are CPI, retail sales, and industrial production on Wednesday. In addition, there are several scheduled speaking engagements from Fed officials this week, including Chair Yellen’s semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday (Humphrey-Hawkins).

Frontrunning: February 13

  • 'Trump trades' on boost to economic growth come back with a bang (Reuters)
  • Trump's national security adviser Flynn trying to survive crisis (Reuters)
  • White House Is Sifting Options on Immigration Ban (WSJ)
  • North Korean Nuclear Ambitions to Be Defining Issue for Trump (BBG)
  • Netanyahu opposes Palestinian state, Israeli minister says ahead of U.S. visit (Reuters)
  • Speed Limits on Trump’s Infrastructure Drive: Federal Laws, Rare Species and Nimbys (WSJ)

Trump Meets Trudeau: Key Events In Washington Today

"We're going to talk about all sorts of things we align on, like jobs and economic growth, opportunities for the middle class - the fact that millions of good jobs on both sides of our border depend on the smooth flow of goods and services across that border," Trudeau said.

“We Are Here To Fight” - Mexican Migrants Said To Prefer Arrest Over Deportation

The majority of migrants at the meeting in Phoenix, which included Mexican officials, signaled in a show of hands that they were ready to fight deportation in U.S. courts. “Even if that means detention for weeks?” asked former foreign minister Jorge Castaneda. “Even if it takes months,” shouted one woman. “Even if it takes years,” another yelled. “We are here to fight."

Mexicans Vow To Fight Trump By "Jamming US Courts" As Deportations Set To Surge

In response to the launch of deportations of illegal aliens following Trump's executive order, influential Mexicans are pushing an aggressive - and risky - strategy to fight the increase in deportations of their undocumented peers in the U.S.: "jam U.S. immigration courts in hopes of causing the already overburdened system to break down", as the Mexican government warns citizens to "take precautions."

Civil Asset Forfeiture - Ruining Lives, While Failing To Stop Crime

Though the major point of conversation this week was about Trump’s threat to a state legislator, the bigger story should be the implicit support Trump gave to civil asset forfeiture, whether he realized it or not. And if you are not aware what civil asset forfeiture is, it is (surprisingly) something that is agreed by both sides of the aisle to be unjust and unconstitutional, and rightfully so.