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NAFTA agreement has failed to meet expectations

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Dear Mr. President, The NAFTA trade agreement has failed to meet expectations of economic growth and development. Instead, NAFTA has increased unemployment, economic instability and insecurity, poverty and environmental injustice in the three countries of North America. Multinational corporations such as TRW, which is a US corporation based in Livonia, Michigan, have profited from, exploiting cheap labor, thanks to free trade agreements. . After many years of phenomenal profits, corporations are now laying off workers. In the case of TRW in Mexico, they are laying off workers - without the severance payments that the workers are owed by law. Trade agreements are about much more than trade. Trade agreements must have mechanisms to address and resolve the social consequences they create. We believe that, despite the economic crisis, now is the right time to renegotiate NAFTA and address immigration reforms. The evidence of NAFTA's failure is everywhere - people are suffering the real consequences of unregulated and irresponsible free trade policies. We call on you to investigate and regulate multinational corporations such as TRW, which is violating workers' rights and operating with impunity in Mexico. We also urge you to uphold your commitment to address immigration reform and renegotiate the NAFTA trade agreement immediately. Respectfully,


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