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Trump Proposal To Close Border Could Create Legal Quagmire

Law360 (April 1, 2019, 8:11 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump's proposal to close the U.S.-Mexico border could, if implemented, spur a deluge of legal challenges from green card holders and asylum-seekers claiming violations of their rights.

On Friday, Trump vowed on Twitter that he would close the southern border entirely, or at least "large sections" of it, within a week if Mexico does not "immediately stop ALL illegal immigration" flowing through it. He reiterated the message in another tweet Saturday.

Mexico must use its very strong immigration laws to stop the many thousands of people trying to get into the USA. Our detention areas are maxed out &...

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