Category: Foreign Policy

Treasury designates China as a currency manipulator

The United States took the rare step on Monday of formally labeling China a currency manipulator, as trade relations between the two countries continued to spiral downward after President Donald Trump’s decision last week to impose additional tariffs on Chinese goods.

“In recent days, China has taken concrete steps to devalue its currency, while maintaining substantial foreign exchange reserves despite active use of such tools in the past,” the Treasury Department said in a statement that followed the People’s Bank of China’s decision to let its currency, the renminbi, fall to the lowest level in more than a decade.

Sara Carter: Guatemalan Leftist Opposition and alleged interference by U.S. State Dept risk immigration agreement

The Guatemalan Constitutional Court placed an injunction against Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales ‘ government Saturday from signing the much anticipated ‘Safe Third Country Agreement’ with President Donald Trump on Monday, according to Guatemalan and U.S. officials, who spoke to

Trump poised to sign agreement to send future asylum seekers to Guatemala

Early next week, according to a D.H.S. official, the Trump Administration is expected to announce a major immigration deal, known as a safe-third-country agreement, with Guatemala. For weeks, there have been reports that negotiations were under way between the two countries, but, until now, none of the details were official.

Biden lays out Globalist vision to counter Trump: “I respect no borders”

Biden further pledged to improve America’s moral leadership by relaxing immigration and asylum laws, protecting illegal aliens already in the country, and reversing policies that prevent tax dollars from going to abortion providers overseas .

Elizabeth Warren opens borders, offers plan to decriminalize immigration.

Elizabeth Warren on Thursday rolled out a plan to “decriminalize” immigration violations, welcome more refugees and focus enforcement on security threats, offering a pro-immigration vision in sharp contrast to President Donald Trump’s restrictive focus.
The Democratic presidential candidate said the Trump administration’s harsh treatment of asylum-seeking migrants — including the separation of undocumented children and parents at the border — was based on a law, known as Section 1325, that imposes criminal penalties for improperly entering the U.S. She called for repealing the provision and said she’d use executive power to reduce its enforcement as president.

Cheerio! Britain’s ambassador to the US resigns after Trump mocked him as ‘stupid’ and a ‘pompous fool’

Trump said Monday that he would retaliate against Darroch by ignoring him completely, as punishment for harsh language about him in secret cables leaked to The Mail on Sunday.

By Tuesday he was tweeting that ‘wacky’ Darroch was ‘a very stupid guy’ – and that Britain’s prime minister Theresa May was ‘a disaster.’

Darroch said Wednesday: ‘The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like.’

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross abruptly cancels meeting over presence of British Ambassador

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross abruptly canceled a long-planned meeting with Britain’s Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox Tuesday because the British Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch was also due to attend.

A Trump administration source said that the meeting was jettisoned because of the row over leaked secret cables from Darroch that described President Trump as “inept” and “incompetent.” The source said that it showed the rift between the Trump administration over the leaks was “a real thing” and growing.