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US Ambassador To Mexico Steps Down

Roberta Jacobson's resignation comes amid heightened tensions between Mexico and the U.S.
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US Ambassador To Mexico Steps Down

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson is resigning. 

Jacobson is now added to a growing list of State Department officials leaving their posts under the Trump administration. 

Things have been tense between Mexico and the U.S. President Trump continuously insists the former pay for a so-called border wall and threatens to end U.S. involvement in the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Mexican diplomats reportedly began discussing policy largely with Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner rather than Jacobson. 

Jacobson took on the role in 2016 after being appointed by former President Barack Obama. Her departure follows Thomas Shannon Jr., the third-highest ranking department official who said he was stepping down last month. U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley resigned this year citing irreconcilable differences with Trump.