Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinFebruary 6, 201710min353

President Donald Trump’s proposed 20 percent import tax on Mexican products to pay for an immigration control wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico would have a big impact on Colorado’s rural economy, according to economists. Such a tax would increase the price of Mexican goods for U.S. consumers, who would ultimately pay for Trump's immigration control wall on the border between the two countries, opponents say. Any such tax hike would require approval from Congress, and among members of Colorado's Congressional delegation who reacted to Trump's wall and import tax proposal or responded to requests from The Colorado Statesman, Republicans took a wait-and-see stance while Democrats were opposed.