Avocado shortage? A US-Mexico border closure could affect produce

Avocado shortage? A US-Mexico border closure could affect produce

On Friday, Trump threatened to close the border "next week" if Mexico doesn't stop the flows of illegal immigration into the U.S. He also repeated his demand that Democrats in Congress agree to toughen immigration laws.

The world's biggest avocado distributor is warning that the US could run out of avocados if Donald Trump follows through on his threat to close down the US-Mexico border.

Donald Trump is threatening to close the border with Mexico, which would certainly show what disastrous ideas Donald Trump has.

"Congress has to meet quickly and make a deal". "But security is what is most important to me". "So I cut off the payments yesterday", Trump said.

Specifically, he wants them to end the "catch and release" policy that allows illegal immigrants to roam freely in the US while they wait for their cases to be adjudicated by immigration judges.

"That means long waiting times, long processing times - it's gonna create more cost, ultimately, for the consumer", Saenz says.

"They say they're going to stop them".

"We need to get rid of chain migration, we need to get rid of catch and release and visa lottery and we have to do something about asylum and to be honest with you, I have to get rid of judges", he said.

The Council of Economic Advisers was conducting a number of studies on the potential impact of closing the border and "working with the president to give him those options", she said. Almost half of all imported USA vegetables and 40 percent of imported fruit are grown in Mexico, according to the latest data from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Trump is often critical of the news coverage from CNN, but other outlets report the same dire consequences a southern border shutdown could have on the USA auto industry. "And if that's not moving, those people are laid off", Jungmeyer said.

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Sanders claimed the southern border is being overrun and the president could be forced to close it.

"Access to Mexico's marketplace and North American integration are critical to operations in the U.S".

About 37% of all auto parts imported to the United States originate in Mexico. Some vehicles like the Chevrolet Blazer SUV are only made in Mexico.

Trump said he could order the shut down of the southern border to Mexico this week.

"Wait times in Brownsville (Texas) were around 180 minutes, which were two times the peaks of a year ago", said a senior DHS official on a call with reporters.

He says some don't realize the value of the close relationship between the USA and Mexico, especially at the border, and that the border should only close in extreme cases like a declaration of war.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection estimated that some 100,000 migrants would be apprehended or encountered at the border in March, the highest level in a decade.

DHS officials said on the call that border facilities have been overwhelmed by families who can not be deported quickly because they hope to seek asylum in the U.S. And U.S. companies exported $243.3 billion in goods. "The system is on fire", a DHS official said.

The White House admitted earlier in the day that he had no "specific timeline" for the border clamp down he said he'd authorize unless Mexico takes action to 'immediately stop ALL illegal immigration'. They're leaving us no choice because they're unwilling to fix the problem.

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