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LC City Council approves resolution against Trump's proposed border wall

LC City Council approves resolution...

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - In a 6-1 vote, the Las Cruces City Council voted Tuesday to support a resolution expressing opposition to President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The resolution, crafted 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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