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Analysis: Texas Republicans, squeezed between tariffs and immigration

The president's threat to impose tariffs unless Mexico stops the flow of migrants into the U.S. has put Texas Republicans in a tough spot — choosing between their loyalty to Donald Trump and their worries about tariff's effects on the Texas economy.

U.S. President Donald Trump greets supporters as he disembarks Air Force One after landing at El Paso International Airport in El Paso on February 11, 2019.

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