Avocado shortages, virgin margaritas: Border shutdown would hit American palates

President Donald Trump listens in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House

President Donald Trump listens in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House

As the illegal-immigration crisis grows, President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to shut down the US southern border entirely if Mexico doesn't step up its efforts to stem the tide of illegals now flowing through its country from Central America.

Those countries are the primary source of tens of thousands of migrants, including caravans of families with children, who have been presenting themselves at ports of entry and asking for political asylum in an escalating humanitarian crisis at the border.

The strategy will only result in more children and families forced to make a unsafe trip northwards to the border between the United States and Mexico, they noted.

His chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday (local time) at the ABC, there had to happen something "dramatic", so Trump should make his threat true.

This comes after Trump declared a national emergency to justify redirecting money earmarked for the military to pay for building a wall at the border. If they can not do that, he said, "it makes very little sense for us to continue to send them aid". A shutdown could lead to factory closures on both sides of the border, industry officials say, because the automobiles and medical sectors especially have woven global supply chains into their business models.

"If we have to close ports to take care of all of the numbers who are coming, we will do that", said DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, according to the AP. "You can take the president seriously". "And that's what the president's focused on", he said. Therefore, despite Trump's rhetoric, it appears unlikely that he will order a long-term border shutdown; it's negotiating leverage.

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Laredo, Texas, sees more than 11 trains each day transit the border, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

Trump threatened on several occasions a year ago to close the US-Mexico border, including at one point saying the US would close the border "permanently".

Homeland Security officials have been grappling with an ever-growing number of Central American children and families coming over the border.

Meanwhile, thousands of asylum seekers crossed the US-Mexican border over the a year ago and early 2019 - this forced US officials to deploy troops to the southern frontier. He didn't qualify his threat with "or large sections", stating: "There is a very good likelihood I'll be closing the border next week, and that is just fine with me". I know that 1,000 overwhelms the system. He is still pushing Congress to figure out a border wall funding solution.

"It would have a widespread and dramatic impact on our markets nearly immediately", said an executive at a company that ships products by rail to Mexico, citing its dependence on USA natural gas, propane, gasoline and ultra-low-sulphur diesel fuel.

So far this year, Mexico has deported about 25,000 Central Americans.

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