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U.S. president threatens to close southern border

| Apr 4, 2019 | Immigration Law

California residents may be interested in hearing how President Donald Trump doubled down on his threat to close the United States’ border with Mexico. Through tweets, he reiterated his thought that fixing the immigration laws would be easy and placed blame for what he considered “stupid immigration laws” on Democrats.

The president also suggested that Mexico needed to do more to stem the tide of immigrants coming across the southern border of the United States. He said that he felt the next step would be for the United States to close its border with Mexico. From the president’s point of view, this might assist in slowing down the flow of drugs from Mexico.

The president’s Twitter threat was reiterated a few days later when he stated that Mexico was not doing its part to stop the flow of immigrants into the United States. He also accused Central American nations of doing nothing. The president went on to say the following day that if Mexico didn’t do more to address the issue with the border, the president would consider closing the border within the week.

In the days following the president’s tweets and remarks regarding closing the border with Mexico, many economists have weighed in on the detrimental impact that such an action could have on the U.S. economy. There are a variety of opinions about whether closing the borders will have the desired effect on the flow of undocumented immigrants into the United States.

An immigration attorney may be able to work with clients who are seeking to gain legal status in the United States. An attorney may be able to help their clients understand which forms are needed and the filing process. They may also help clients understand their rights and responsibilities as residents of the United States and the steps needed if their clients are looking to start on the path to citizenship.