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A Conservative Contradiction: Immigration & Free Markets

In at least two Republican presidential debates now, Donald Trump has lambasted American companies for moving their business to other countries. Namely, the real estate mogul points to Ford Motor Company and Nabisco for moving manufacturing facilities to Mexico. In his own words, Trump wants to "make them pay" for abandoning the United States. This coming from the same man who first rose to political prominence for promising a 10-foot wall along the Mexican border (which will somehow be paid for by the Mexican government). But, Trump and everyone else on those debate stages fail to ask why those companies are relocating manufacturing to Mexico.