Secretary of State Kirstjen Nielsen affirmed Friday that the possibility of closing the southern border with Mexico is "on the table."
Nielsen made the remarks during a phone call with reporters, adding that "if you have any of the numbers that are coming, we will do that."
The Trump said: "If Mexico does not immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States throug (sic) our Southern Border, I want to CLOSE …….. the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week. "
Nielsen asserted that there are so many people coming to the ports where they are illegally hauling. 1
southern border system, "Nielsen said.
DHS officials say the number of interdictions at the southern border is about 60,000 a month reach 100,000 this month.
DHS officials say they have just left the 100th large group of illegal migrant crossing this year.
A letter from Nielsen sent to Congress Thursday Nielsen can do.
Currently, if not unaccompanied minor from Mexico does not meet Central American countries like Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
In the cases of children from those countries, DHS is required by law to transf he DHS officials say there are no adequate facilities for children.