The president's declaration was made known through his aides, and on Saturday, March 30 the U.S. state department revealed that Trump intends to cut off aids to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador; three countries also known as the Northern Triangle. Farmers will feel a closed border, Guajardo argued, especially because Trump's already in a trade standoff with China.
Specifically, Miller wants Mexico to deport undocumented migrants from Central America who are passing through the country on the way to the US.
The Mexican government has not published apprehension statistics but a senior White House official said it has provided daily updates to the Trump administration, including specific apprehension numbers.
The overcrowding of CBP facilities has caused the agency to start directly releasing some migrants caught at the border, instead of transferring them to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which doesn't have sufficient detention capacity to accept them.
"If the stakes are either crime and violence directed against American citizens, as Trump often and erroneously says (since we know immigrants commit fewer crimes on average than the native-born) OR the human suffering of families sleeping on gravel in underpasses because of this Administration's choices, worrying about avocados seems rather silly either way".
Sanders also said Mexico must ramp up its efforts to curb illegal immigration into the U.S. The most recent came over the weekend, and the threat was subsequently backed by White House officials so this one carries a bit more weight.
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He claimed the establishment of a cross-party government would be in the "national interest" and help resolve the Brexit crisis. The Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been adamant that the European Union will not budge on the issue.
"Sure, it would have a negative effect on the economy", Trump said of a possible border closing.
"They're taking advantage of the United States, and they have been for many years", he said.
"The impact on consumers would be immediate and major", said Rufus Yerxa, president of the National Foreign Trade Council.
"Wait times in Brownsville [Texas] were around 180 minutes, which were two times the peaks of previous year", said a senior DHS official on a call with reporters.
The call comes as other White House officials attempt to warn Trump about the consequences of shutting down the border.
Central American asylum seekers are escorted out of the Chaparral border crossing gate after being sent back to Mexico by the U.S.in Tijuana, Mexico, Jan. 30, 2019.
Trump is considering bringing on a "border" or "immigration czar" to co-ordinate immigration policy across various federal agencies, according to four people familiar with the discussions but unauthorized to be identified speaking about them. The Democrats could change it with one meeting, everybody would agree.