In the depth of the recession, some foreign countries made a simple calculation. They'd subsidize their steel industries even though that violates international trade rules. It paid off by keeping their citizens employed, paid and fed.
Tough decisions are needed on where to spend limited resources to pursue border management reform. To this end, a well defined business case -- weighing costs and benefits -- needs to be prepared.
Rather than performing its duty under the Constitution to regulate foreign commerce and enforce our trade laws, Washington puts on an act of creating jobs with stimulation for small business and refuses to get in the trade war.