What Would Happen if the Border Closes

 In Family Law, Immigration Lawyer

a long line of vehicles lined up to enter the United States through the Mexico borderPresident Trump has a very contentious relationship with Mexico. From the start of his presidency, Trump has spoken negatively about our southern neighbor, often citing illegal immigration and the drug trade as his negative points against the country. Trump’s rallying cry during his presidential campaign in 2016 was mostly made up of talks about building a border wall which would be paid for by the Mexican government. On Friday, March 26th, President Trump threatened to close the entire (or part) of the Southern border. “If Mexico doesn’t immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States through our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week,” President Trump tweeted. But what does this mean? If you’re in the El Paso area and you require legal aid, then the Perales Law Firm can help.

What Closing the Border Means

Trump’s threat may sound impossible. Closing the entire border, which is nearly 2,000 miles long, would undoubtedly create more problems than solutions. The president’s reasoning behind closing the border is to somehow stop all illegal immigration that’s coming through the border. But let’s look at those who commute from cities in Mexico to the United States legally and on a daily basis. On a daily basis, almost 20,000 pedestrians, 35,000 cars, and 2,500 semi trucks travel between Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Over in San Diego’s San Ysidro crossing, an average of 63,000 pedestrians, 120,000 cars, and 6,000 trucks use the border gateway every day. These numbers are incredibly high and these thousands of people would feel the ramifications of the border closing. This potential closing will affect everything from trade and commerce to education.

How a Lawyer Can Help

This total shutdown would result in hundreds of millions (or even a billion) dollars lost per day. Simply put, both the American and Mexcian economies would “grind to a halt” if this threat were to become a reality. Now, President Trump has had his fair share of threats to the Mexico throughout his presidency but very few have actually come to fruition. If this border shutdown were to take place, however, hundreds of thousands of lives will be affected. If you require legal assistance, choose a lawyer who understands your plight. Marcos Perales of the Perales Law Firm has been a strong advocate for immigration rights from the day he began his practice. Give us a call today to speak with Mr. Perales. We’re ready to help.

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