Trump Border Closing May Halt U.S. Auto Production In 1 Week

Trump Border Closing May Halt U.S. Auto Production In 1 Week

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Monday that almost $1.7 billion of goods and services flow across the U.S. -Mexico border each day, and almost half a million legal workers, students, shoppers and tourists cross the dividing line between the two countries, as well.

A top distributor and grower of avocados has warned that the USA would run out of the fruit in three weeks if imports from Mexico are halted amid any possible border shutdown. "We need Mexico's cooperation to work with us, and cutting off the border just tells Mexico: "We're doing it alone".

"If you start with this nonsense of closing the border, there's no longer an argument", he said. And if they don't stop them, we're closing the border.

"Obviously, we have to help because Central American migrants pass through our territory and we have to bring order to this migration, make sure it's legal", Obrador said on April 1. "Obviously, we do have issues and we agree with the president, but I think ... the solution lies with Congress and, of course, our president as well". The president added that Mexico is working to make migration an option instead of a need, and acknowledged that the USA lawmakers' visit is a show of friendship and good will with Mexico.

Central American asylum seekers are escorted out of the Chaparral border crossing gate after being sent back to Mexico by the Tijuana, Mexico, Jan. 30, 2019.

"We will immediately redeploy hundreds of CBP personnel to the border to respond to this emergency", Nielsen said. "I am not kidding around", the president said then, plainly exasperated by the migrant flow.

Man sentenced to 20 years in prison in deadly swatting case
Barriss then made a call to the police alleging a shooting and kidnapping, and police were dispatched. He told the dispatcher that he murdered his father and was holding the rest of his family hostage.

"There was a fear on our part, it's very altruistic on our part in the United States which it should be, that they would be picked up by Mexican cartels, and used as drug mules or in human trafficking", he said. And we have to do something about asylum.

If Mexico does not stop migrants from transiting across its territory, and if Congress does not act, he said, "the border's going to be closed, 100 percent".

The effects were evident Monday: Sergio Amaya, a 24-year-old American citizen who lives in Juarez, Mexico, and attends UTEP. Meanwhile, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said that the border was at its "breaking point". "For us here at the border, that'd be a depression, without a doubt".

As President Donald Trump continues to consider closing the U.S. -Mexico border, economists and experts in the auto industry are warning of serious repercussions if the idea is implemented. "So I cut off the payments yesterday", Trump said.

"Words do carry consequences and uncertainty", Saenz says. Even the threat of such actions creates uncertainty for farmers. "So we made it easier for those Central American nations to claim asylum, primarily for the children that were coming through, or the young people".

That, too, could slow the movement of trucks and people across the border.

Related Articles