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White House Claims Trump’s Serious About Border Shutdown

White House Claims Trump’s Serious About Border Shutdown

"Congress has to meet quickly and make a deal".

Trump said Democrats were blocking reforms for political reasons but could fix the problem "in 45 minutes". Gingrich gushed over Trump's economic policy earlier in the interview, and he warned that following through and shutting down the border would endanger the economic gains the president is riding on. Auto companies have privately warned the White House in recent days it would lead to the idling of U.S. auto plants within days because they rely on prompt deliveries of components made in Mexico. And we have to do something about asylum.

Mulvaney has told Trump he thinks the base would support the move, like they did his national emergency declaration.

In 2014 then-President Enrique Pena Nieto launched a program that was described as ensuring orderly migration but in practice resulted in making it much more hard for Central Americans to transit. "The Democrats can change it in one meeting. And I think the answer is: We can, and people are looking at different options", said Kudlow, who worked as Reagan's budget deputy between 1981 and 1985.

The U.S. might run out of avocados in three weeks if Donald Trump follows through on his threat to close the border with Mexico, but the U.S. auto industry could shut down even more quickly-within a week, according to one expert, because basically every vehicle made in the U.S. includes parts made in Mexico. Trump acknowledged that Mexico had increased its apprehensions on Tuesday. While that shutdown lasted only a few hours, it came on what should have been one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Reuters reports that the majority of imported tomatoes, cucumbers, blackberries and raspberries come from Mexico.

He adds, "what is not understood or appreciated is that we don't simply import finished goods from Mexico; after 20 years of free trade, supply chains have been rearranged in a way that results in many items (such as automotive parts) passing back and forth across the border multiple times in the course of being manufactured".

The President added that he's "totally prepared" to close the southern border, "or we're going to close large sections of it" despite economic consequences. "It may be that it's the best decision that we close the border".

Senior US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials said on Tuesday a recent redeployment of some 750 officers on the border to deal with a surge in migrants - mostly Central American families turning themselves into border agents - had already led to a slowing of legal crossings and commerce at ports of entry.

Trump has made fighting illegal immigration from Mexico a key part of his agenda but shutting down one of the world's most used borders might be a step too far even for many of his fellow Republicans. Saloumi says if the border were closed for a full week, he'd be out of business. Trump suggested Mexico had stepped up its efforts to keep Central American migrants from moving north in the past two days.

"They have started to do a significant amount more", Sanders said of Mexico.

"If trade was interrupted, US producers would suffer crippling disruptions of their supply chains, American families would see prices spike for food and cars, and USA exporters would be cut off from their third-largest market". "The president's threat to close the border entirely would be an economic catastrophe for the United States", Rattner writes. "So those two things are certainly helpful and we'd like to see them continue".

The president will visit the border himself when he goes to Calexico, California on Friday. But this official also cautions that the President could change his mind.

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