President Trump doubled his threats to closing the southern border on Wednesday, calling the situation "national emergency assistance!"
"Congress must meet and immediately eliminate the loopholes at the border! If there is no action, Border or large Border sections will close. This is national emergency assistance! "Said Trump. families. Officials predicted more than 100,000 concerns and meetings last month, the highest for more than a decade.
In Washington, the administration weighed up what course to take, because of fears that stopping borders would cause economic problems. White House officials have suggested that closing the border is just one of the many options explored to deal with the growing crisis.
"Everything is on the table," said Gidley at MSNBC this week.
Meanwhile, Homeland Security officials said that although the border was not closed, there were delays in the ports of entry, as 2,000 border guards were re-assigned to call incoming immigrants
Trump first threatened to close border last week, accusing Mexico of not having done enough to stop the flow of illegal immigration to the United States. current immigration laws.
NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL CALLS DEMOCRATS TO VISIT THE "EMERGENCY" CRISIS AT THE BORDER FIRST RIGHT Commissioner for Customs and Border Protection Kevin McAllan said the border is at the "breaking point". But the president claims that if Mexico does not continue its efforts, it will close the border.
"If we do not conclude a deal with Congress … or if Mexico does not do what it should do … then we will close the border, it will be, or we will close large sections of the border, maybe not all , "he said.
we have a strong border or we will have a closed border, "he said. "We'll see what happens." Fox News Adam Shaw and Associated Press contributed to this report.