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Not so long ago, President Trump was considering shutting down the US border with Mexico.  This was in response to an increased number of immigrants flooding the border from Central America.  Although this would certainly stop people from coming across, this would also stop any commercial traffic and trade from Mexico.  The US and Mexico would both suffer significant losses of revenue if this occurred. Closing the entire U.S. border with Mexico would also put the brakes on more than $1.6 billion worth of goods that cross back and forth every day, including 50 million pounds of fresh Mexican produce that now fills 100 warehouses in Nogales, Ariz. "We don't just trade with each other. We're making things together," said Kristin Dziczek, vice president of the Center for Automotive Research in Michigan. "Mexico is a source of 37 percent of all imported auto parts to the U.S. Every vehicle has Mexican parts in it" (Horsley, 2019).  People who were visiting family across the border could possibly be trapped on one side or the other.  Legal immigration would also have to be halted.  Our relationship with the country of Mexico would be damaged severely (even more so than it is now).  Many people in the government have suggested that a better solution to the problem of immigration would be to expand facilities at larger checkpoints and hire many more judges to deal with the legal issues.  Illegal immigration is definitely a problem, but there are solutions that are humane and are in keeping with our values as a nation of immigrants.


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Horsley, S. (2019). If Trump Closes Mexican Border, U.S. Economy Could See Big Disruption. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/2019/04/02/708999622 

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      Not so long ago, President Trump was considering shutting down the US border with Mexico. This was in response to an increased number of immigrants flooding the border from Central …