- Associated Press - Monday, February 20, 2017

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The Las Cruces City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a resolution expressing opposition to President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (https://bit.ly/2ln9PZf) that resolution by Mayor Pro Tem Greg Smith contends a border wall would harm the area’s economy by hurting its relationship with Mexico.

It also would ask federal authorities to find a more effective way to address concerns over illegal immigration.

Trump’s plan to build a border wall is a key feature in a larger effort by the president to toughen up immigration enforcement.

There are currently about 700 miles of pedestrian fencing and vehicle barriers along the 2,000-mile border between Mexico and the United States.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, https://www.lcsun-news.com

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