Sen. Ted Kroes, R-Texas, said on Wednesday that the closure of the US-Mexican border, as President Trump has threatened lately, will be devastating for the Lone Star State and endanger "millions of jobs [that] depending on trade with Mexico." "Of course, we must secure the border, we need," said Cruise. "Our broken immigration system and the years of reluctance to secure our southern border have sparked a crisis of security and the humanitarian crisis … But the answer is not to punish legally crossing the border The answer is not to punish farmers and farmers in Texas and the producers "Closure of legal points would harm US trade and legal transit between Mexico and the United States and would leave coyotes and traffickers to roam freely in the wilderness of our unsecured "The senator's statement came a day after Trump gave up his threat from the border, saying he was pleased with the steps Mexico has taken in recent days to prevent a wave of migrants from Central America to enter the US
"Now if they do not, or if we do not conclude a deal with Congress, the border will be closed, 1
Trump adds that his positioning is "the only way he can"  This echoed the remarks made by the president's senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kouchner, who told FOX NewsIngraham Angel on Monday that Trump's border threat is a way of "pushing everyone" in search of a solution to illegal immigration.
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Arrests along the southern border have risen in recent months as border agents are on their way to make 100,000 arrests or refusals to enter in March, 12 year-old peak. More than half of them are families with children who need extra care.
According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP), more than 76,000 migrants were detained in February, marking the highest number of arrests in 12 years. This figure includes more than 7,000 unaccompanied children.
More than 36,000 migrant families arrived in the El Paso area in the financial year 2019, compared to about 2000 at the same time last year, according to CBP.
Fox News & amp; Victor Garcia and Associated Press contributed to this report.