Last Friday on the Feast of the Visitation, we remembered how after the annunciation Mary hastened to help her older cousin Elizabeth through her pregnancy. In contrast to Mary’s outreach, Friday’s news announced President Trump’s intention to put new tariffs on Mexico unless Mexico stems immigrant migration. Likely to face legal challenges and delays, the threatened tariffs would have a number of direct and indirect consequences. The continued emphasis on excluding immigrants creates a binary that pits Americans against others, a move that increases prejudice and limits opportunities for people on both sides of geographic borders. The proposed tariff also calls into question the President’s previously announced plan to remove tariffs on aluminum and other items from Canada and Mexico. Finally, the tariffs call into question America’s commitment to the recently framed trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. In these contentious times, let us look to Mary who showed strength in keeping her word and reaching out to Elizabeth.