The possible economic effects of closing the US-Mexico border

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Organic avocado from Mexico. Photo credit: Teresa Trimm/CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr

President Trump doubled down on his threats to close the US-Mexico border on Tuesday, no matter the impact on the economy. Mexico is a huge trading partner with the U.S. We’ve relied on Mexico for lots of fruit and vegetables, including avocados. Other industries that would be affected: electronics, apparel, transportation, and energy.