• April 19, 2019

Trump threatens to close U.S. border with Mexico next week


U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to talk at a marketing campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S., March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to shut the U.S. border with Mexico subsequent week, or at the least giant sections of the frontier, if Mexico “doesn’t instantly cease all unlawful immigration coming into the USA” from the area.

Trump has repeatedly vowed to shut the U.S. border with Mexico prior to now. The newest threats got here in a sequence of Twitter posts amid reviews surge of migrants in El Paso, Texas, threatened to overwhelm border safety officers there.

“CONGRESS MUST CHANGE OUR WEAK IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW, & Mexico should cease illegals from getting into the U.S. via their nation and our Southern Border,” Trump mentioned. “Mexico has for a few years made a fortune off of the U.S., far better than Border Prices. If Mexico doesn’t instantly cease ALL unlawful immigration coming into the USA throug our Southern Border, I shall be CLOSING the Border, or giant sections of the Border, subsequent week.”

Reporting by David Alexander; Modifying by Tim Ahmann

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