Trump says '100%' ready to shut down Mexico border

Trump says '100%' ready to shut down Mexico border

Trump has threatened to close the U.S. -Mexico border within a week as an answer to stop illegal immigration without touching on the severe economic consequences.

"If they touch your land, one foot on your land - welcome to being Perry Mason, you now have a big trial", he said.

Mexican manufacturers are also highly integrated in USA supply chains and the closure could disrupt business for a variety of American businesses.

David Herring, president of the National Pork Producers Council and a pork producer in North Carolina said, "A cloud of uncertainty and restricted access to our most important export markets have strained US pork producers and their families for more than a year".

If a shutdown is executed, Mission Produce wouldn't be able to supply the U.S. with any of the green, creamy fruit.

Each day, about 1 million people cross the 1,954-mile frontier, making it by far the world's most transited border.

"The bottom line is all options are on the table right now", the official said.

And when the Otay Mesa, California, entry port closed for the night Monday, 150 trucks were still waiting to get into the U.S.

Despite the logistical and economic concerns, White House aides have said this week that Trump is serious about closing the border even if the timing remains unclear.

Trump is telling reporters as he meets with NATO's secretary general that he's pleased with steps that Mexico has taken in recent days and that, "We're going to see what happens".

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Pakistan downed an Indian plane for violating its airspace and captured its pilot after he ejected in AJK. This violation was replied befittingly, he added.

Homeland Security officials said they were preparing for the possibility of a shutdown of at least some border entry points as they divert staff to deal with the flood of migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, expected to hit almost 100,000 a month.

Trump administration officials say the MPP is a way to address the failings of the current system, which they claim encourages illegal immigration.

If rail terminals and pipelines are included in the shutdown, the closure would prove costly to the energy sector since Mexico is the largest importer of US diesel and gasoline.

"Sure, it's going to have a negative impact on the economy", Mr. Trump said, adding, "but security is most important".

"The crisis at our border is worsening, and DHS will do everything in its power to end it", Nielsen said.

But the recent surge of families and other migrants trying to cross into the US has led Trump to call for even more immediate steps, with his focus in recent days shifting to closing down the border.

"But as Washington was asleep, Secretary Nielsen made some decisions on border response and decided she needed to oversee those personally".

"Look, Democrats are leaving us absolutely no choice at this point, we've already had to move roughly 750 personnel from ports of entry", she told reporters.

What if the border is closed? "They give it to an adult to cross the border, present themselves as a family". People who have been returned to Mexico to wait are struggling to find attorneys and receive notice of their proceedings in US courts, rights advocates said. "I see the whole industry shutdown within a week of a border closing".

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