Trump threatens to close Mexico border, seeks Congress action – The Punch

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened again to close the US border with Mexico, this time calling on Congress to take steps immediately to deal with immigration and security loopholes. According to Trump, the immigration and security loopholes are creating a national emergency. “Congress must get together and immediately eliminate the loopholes at the Border! “If no action, Border, or large sections of Border, will close. This is a National Emergency,” Trump wrote in a Twitter post. Trump had repeatedly threatened to close the border to stem what he calls a tide of illegal immigration. On Friday, he said he would close the border this week unless Mexico took steps to stop illegal migration. The threat drew an outcry from business leaders and others, who said the move could disrupt legal crossings and billions of dollars in trade. The US Chamber of Commerce, the largest US business lobbying group, said it contacted the White House to discuss the negative impact of a border closure. Trump took a step back on Tuesday, saying action by Mexico in recent days had eased pressure on US ports of entry. He, however, revived the closure warning in a bid to pressure Congress to act. READ ALSO: We recovered two bodies, Tramadol, Indian hemp from scene of suspected group sex —Police White House adviser, Mercedes Schlapp, who said progress was being made with Mexico on immigration issues, however, declined to comment on whether the border would be closed this week. “Our resources are being stretched thin. The system is overwhelmed. “We are seeing our border patrol commissioner make it very clear that we are at a breaking point,” she told newsmen at the White House. (NAN) DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON
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