President Trump says he will close the nation’s southern border, or large sections of it, next week if Mexico does not immediately stop illegal immigration.
In a tweet Friday, Trump ramped up his repeated threat to close the border by saying he will do it next week unless Mexico takes action.
The president called on Congress to immediately change what he said were “weak” U.S. immigration laws, which he blamed on Democrats.
He said it “would be so easy” for Mexico to stop illegal immigration, and included drug trafficking in his mention of the U.S. losing money.
....through their country and our Southern Border. Mexico has for many years made a fortune off of the U.S., far greater than Border Costs. If Mexico doesn’t immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States throug our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2019
....the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week. This would be so easy for Mexico to do, but they just take our money and “talk.” Besides, we lose so much money with them, especially when you add in drug trafficking etc.), that the Border closing would be a good thing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2019