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Border cities worry that ending NAFTA would hurt economies

In this Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 photo, workers load rolls of sheet metal at LMS International, in Laredo, Texas. Donald Trump’s campaign promise to abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement helped win over Rust Belt voters who felt left behind by globalization. But the idea is unnerving to many people in cities on the U.S.-Mexico border. Communities such as Laredo and El Paso in Texas or Nogales in Arizona have boomed under the 1994 treaty. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Donald Trump’s only visit to the U.S.-Mexico border while running for president was a stop in Laredo that lasted less than three hours. On some days, that’s not long enough for 18-wheelers hauling foreign-made dishwashers and car batteries to lurch through the gridlocked crossing.

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