During a Thursday night rally in Michigan, President Trump threatened to close the southern border if the Mexican government doesn’t take more active measures to quell the migrant flood.
The President lamented the massive rise in the arrival of migrants at our border with Mexico, declaring, “Mexico could stop them so easy. … If they don’t, it’s going to cost them a hell of a lot of money. … We will close the damn border.”
This was the President repeating the threat he made in his Thursday tweet in light of new numbers from Customs and Border Patrol, which show tens of thousands of migrants arriving at our border with Mexico while immigration centers are already filled at maximum capacity.
“Mexico is doing NOTHING to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country. They are all talk and no action. Likewise, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have taken our money for years, and do Nothing. The Dems don’t care, such BAD laws. May close the Southern Border!” posted President Trump.
President Trump also reiterated his threat to close the south border on Twitter Friday morning, saying Mexico makes “$100 billion a year” from the United States and has the strongest immigration laws anywhere in the world and therefore should “stop illegals from entering” the U.S. “through their country.”
CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan spoke to reporters and said the situation at the border is nearing a “breaking point,” adding, “CBP is facing an unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis all along our Southwest border — and nowhere has that crisis manifested more acutely than here in El Paso.”
CBP added that they were on pace to have 100,000 apprehensions and encounters with migrants illegally entering our country, with the highest month in more than 10 years.
The commissioner also said that the situation is becoming so dire that migrants are not even being processed and instead directly released into the United States because there are no facilities to house all of them.
Many Officials say what makes the situation especially dangerous is that the illegal immigrants being arrested are migrants requesting asylum who are caught and released into America for months or even years before appearing before a judge.