Any deportation crackdown would mark President Donald Trump's latest attempt to expel undocumented Central American immigrants, who are arriving at the US border in rising numbers, and to discourage others from coming to United States.
"Last year, the Trump administration told Americans that if we would just be cruel enough to separate little children from their parents, that cruelty would deter more families form seeking asylum at our southern border", Castro wrote Monday in an article published to Medium.
President Trump is threatening to close down the border in a bid to stop illegal immigration. But on Wednesday, he doubled down, calling on Congress to act or the "border or large sections of the border will close".
Among the most important auto parts imported into the US from Mexico are wiring harnesses.
I am aware of companies holding war room scenarios on how to circumvent traffic lines at border crossing choke points.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told CNBC that the administration is looking at ways to minimize economic pain and keep truck lanes open in the event of a border closure.
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Mexico is the U.S.'s second-largest trading partner, meaning that any disruption at the USA border could have immediate consequences on the economy. "But to me the most important job I have is the security of our country, even more important than those other things I talk about", he added.
Nielsen is also lying when she says ICE can't jail vulnerable migrant families for more than 20 days.
"We will immediately redeploy hundreds of CBP personnel to the border to respond to this emergency", Nielsen said.
Trump complained that the USA has the 'worst, dumbest immigration system in the world, ' and he said he's lobbying congressional Democrats to change it. It also exports $32.5 billion worth of parts from U.S. automakers and parts manufacturers to assembly plants operating in Mexico.
Nielsen was in El Paso, Texas on Wednesday for a briefing by local US Customs and Border Patrol honchos on efforts to maintain order along the Mexican border, DHS announced.
Zhao Hai, Research Fellow at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said, "Trump is making a political stand...he is now more emboldened than ever, and particularly now it's already in the early stage of the 2020 presidential campaign". Additionally, around two million people cross the border between Mexico and Arizona northbound for business and tourism each month, spending billions of dollars a year in the state. Mexico's Interior Minister Olga Sanchez Cordero also told local media an estimated 900,000 migrants would make their way through Mexico towards the USA border by the end of 2019.
"I'm ready to close it if I have to close it", President Trump said to reporters on Tuesday in his Oval Office. "And they bring them back into their country I said, 'Why the hell didn't somebody do that in the first place'". "We must", Cruz said in a statement.