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Ted Cruz breaks with President Trump on Mexico tariffs while Marco Rubio gets behind the president's plan


'There is no doubt we have an emergency at the border. The answer, however, is not imposing tariffs against Mexico'

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There's growing consternation on the right about President Donald Trump's plan to pressure the Mexican government into cooperating more on illegal immigration by instituting tariffs, and it's made for some interesting splits in the Senate.

Notably, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) — a consistent ally of the president's immigration agenda in the upper chamber — has come out vocally against the idea of pressuring Mexico through tariffs, citing the effect that it could have on his home state's economy.

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