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Trump threatens to close U.S.-Mexico border to trade because of immigrant surge

Yeganeh Torbati, Jeff Mason – March 29, 2019

WASHINGTON/LAKE OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to close the U.S. border with Mexico next week, potentially disrupting millions of legal border crossings and billions of dollars in trade if Mexico does not stop immigrants from reaching the United States.

“We’ll keep it closed for a long time. I’m not playing games. Mexico has to stop it,” Trump said on a visit to Florida. Asked if he would close the Mexican border to all trade, Trump told reporters: “It could be to all trade.”

Trump has repeatedly vowed to close the U.S. border with Mexico during his two years in office and has not followed through. But this time the government is struggling to deal with a surge of asylum seekers from countries in Central America who travel through Mexico.

Attribution:REUTERS

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  1. Tens of thousands of illegals are flooding across the southern border DAILY! This is an INVASION! By this time in 2020 there may be anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 new illegals in our land. CLOSE the border NOW!

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