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Mexicans speak out against border wall

Mexicans reacted on Wednesday (January 31) to U.S. President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech by saying losing the NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) would be detrimental to Mexico's economy and added Mexico's future president, to be decided in the July 2018 presidential election, would need to be wary of Trump.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview he does not think Trump will pull out of NAFTA, despite differences over how to update the trade pact, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said on Wednesday.

Meanwhile Trump on Tuesday (January 30) pushed a hard line on immigration, insisting on a border wall and other concessions from Democrats as part of any deal to protect the children of illegal immigrants.

Trump, in his first State of the Union speech, gave no ground on the contentious issue of whether to shield young immigrants known as “Dreamers” from deportation.

Trump said he was “extending an open hand” for an immigration deal and that he would provide Dreamers a pathway to citizenship over 10 to 12 years in exchange for funding the border wall, which he promised during his campaign, and restrictions on legal immigration.

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