Making Sense of Trump’s Threat to Close the Southern Border
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FEATURING ENRIQUE MORONES – President Trump has been threatening to close the US border with Mexico amid reports that the influx of migrants trying to enter is peaking. In a tweet on Monday Trump doubled down on his threat saying, “Mexico must use its very strong immigration laws to stop the many thousands of people trying to get into the USA. Our detention areas are maxed out & we will take no more illegals. Next step is to close the Border!”
How exactly the US would go about shutting down all or some parts of the world’s busiest land border is not clear. Many Republicans are concerned about the impact it would have on the US economy.
Meanwhile, thousands of migrants and refugees remain trapped in Mexico as the US has insisted that they wait there while applying for asylum.
Enrique Morones, founder and director of San Diego-based human rights organization Border Angels.