President Trump threatened to close the southern border next Friday if Mexico does not "stop" the record-breaking flood of illegal immigrants who are pouring into the United States. The march reaches more than 100,000 frontier occupations – the highest monthly total since ten years. According to CBP, agents alone have more than 12,000 migrants in custody this week.
"The DEMOCRATS have given us the world's weakest immigration laws. Mexico has the strongest and earns more than $ 100 billion a year in the US, "Trump tweeted. "That's why Congress must change our weak immigration laws now, and Mexico must prevent illegals from entering their country and our southern border into the United States."
"Mexico has made a fortune many years before the US, far more than the border costs.If Mexico does not stop immediately ALL illegal immigration to the United States through the southern border [sic]next week I will be the limit or large Close parts of the border. "
He continued," That would be so easy for Mexico, but they just take our money and talk, and we lose so much money with them, especially if you add drug trafficking, etc .) that closing the border would be a good thing! "
The president's tweet came to similar threats earlier this week to close the southern border, with Trump accusing Mexico and the Central American nations of" nothing "as illegal To do immigration wave.
Trump's first warning came to the following remarks US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAlleenan, who said this week that the border is at its "break point", points out that there are not enough agents to go Responding to the Flow of Illegal Immigrants Crossing the US-Mexico Border
"This break line hit our border this week," McAleenan said while visiting the border in El Paso, Texas. "The CBP is located along the entire southwestern border of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and border security crisis."
His agency also tweeted that they've seen the highest number of "arrests and encounters" in a decade this week ̵
Last month, more than 76,000 migrants were arrested, representing the highest number of arrests in 12 years. This number includes more than 7,000 unaccompanied children. According to CBP data, more than 36,000 migrant families arrived in the El Paso region last year, compared to around 2,000 last year. The influx once again posed new challenges for the border patrols.
And according to new data, the number of adults illegally crossing the border with children has risen. In the first four months of the year, CBP arrested more than 136,000 migrants, made up of adults and children illegally crossed, and set a new record.
Meanwhile, the president whose primary campaign promise for 2016 was to build a wall along the US-Mexico border was declared a national emergency to finance the barrier along the border. This month, the president vetoed a Democrat-backed measure to lift the emergency.
On Tuesday, the House Democrats failed to override Trump's veto so that Trump could push the matter over Border emergency under a law that allows him to shift budget funds to deal with grim situations. His plan is to spend another $ 3.6 billion on military border-building projects. The Congress voted this year to limit spending on such barriers to less than $ 1.4 billion, and the Democrats accused Trump of ignoring constitutional control over spending by legislators. 19659016] The Associated Press contributed to this report.