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President Trump threatens to close border with Mexico next week

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President Trump renewed his threat to close the vital US-Mexico border. In a flurry of early-morning tweets Friday, Trump warned: “May close the Southern Border!”
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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.

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The president called on Congress to immediately change what he said were “weak” U.S. immigration laws, which he blamed on Democrats.

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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.


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