The President added that he's "totally prepared" to close the southern border, "or we're going to close large sections of it" despite economic consequences. But White House aides insist it's a real possibility. He added that his posturing was "the only way we're getting a response".
Senior US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials said on Tuesday a recent redeployment of some 750 officers on the border to deal with a surge in migrants - mostly Central American families turning themselves into border agents - had already led to a slowing of legal crossings and commerce at ports of entry.
"The question is: Can we deal with that, and not have economic damage?"
"The truth is the Democratic party is the open border party", Gingrich said.
In 2018, the U.S. imported $346.5 billion worth of goods from Mexico, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The president's remarks stood in contrast with those of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who has thanked Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador for their efforts to help the United States secure the border. Some consumers said they would be willing to pay extra for US -grown produce, but the reality is not everyone would be able to afford the necessary fruits and vegetables for a healthy lifestyle. One auto industry analyst estimates that a shut down could halt auto production in most US factories within a week.
Those two consequences-one purely cosmetic, the other deeply devestating-do a pretty good job of summing up the importance of cross-border trade between the USA and Mexico.
Sanders claimed the southern border is being overrun and the president could be forced to close it.
Responding to Trump's threats, Nielsen rushed home late Monday night from Europe, where she was attending G7 security meetings and meant to fly to the border mid-week to assess the impact of changes already made, including reassigning some 2,000 border officers assigned to check vehicles to deal with migrant crowds and new efforts to return more asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait out their case.
Trump has threatened several times to close down the border, which would choke the flow of people and goods between the two countries, dampening trade.
'Closing the U.S. -Mexico border would inflict severe economic harm on American families, workers, farmers, and manufacturers across the United States. The global integration of the world capitalist economy is nowhere more evident than on the US-Mexican border.
Saloumi said if the border were closed for a full week, he'd be out of business.
SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: Retailers in San Diego got a small taste of what a border shutdown might look like last November, when members of a migrant caravan charged the border and US officials closed one border crossing in response.
Kudlow, the Director of the National Economic Council, cautioned that the president has not made any final decisions.
Ardern has led efforts to support New Zealand's small, tightly-knit Muslim community in the wake of the attack. Thousands more were expected to attend a service at Auckland's Eden Park on Friday afternoon.
Puerto Rico renewed its push for statehood previous year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island in 2017. In an exclusive interview with CNN , Rossello said: "If the bully gets close, I'll punch the bully in the mouth".
India says it has successfully tested an anti-satellite weapon in an unexpected announcement just weeks before general elections. Official sources told the Telegraph the missile was a "kinetic kill vehicle" that did not carry any explosives or other devices.
Every game in every week, we have to win. "Playing every three or four days will be tough", Gundogan said. I'm pretty sure that after the effort today, in the next game our pace will be a little bit better.
It represents another expression of North Korean displeasure following the collapse of the Kim-Trump summit in Hanoi last... The North said it "is pulling out with instructions from the superior authority", according to the ministry.
Longtime Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb has agreed to a deal with the Dallas Cowboys , according to media reports. Hurns was new to the team, coming to Dallas in free agency after an injured season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
A destroyed auto is seen amid the destruction provoked by the passage of the cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, on March 17, 2019. In a related development, Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) said its supply stations have been affected by flooding.
But a Game Of Thrones promo released on Monday showed Jon Snow and Arya Stark reunited finally in the Godswood of Winterfell. Last month, Sophie Turner , who plays Sansa Stark, revealed she ruined the show's ending for her fiancé Joe Jonas.
The Badgers eliminated the Ducks in the round of 32 in back-to-back seasons en route to Final Four appearances in 2014 and '15. The victor of the East regional game will play the victor of Michigan State, a 2 seed, and Bradley, the 15 seed.
Mrs May's spokesman, James Slack, said the government would only hold a vote if there is "a realistic prospect of success". At the time of writing, the PM and her team are repeating their message to Brexiteers: support the deal or risk no Brexit.
Purdue, Virginia Sent To Overtime On Miraculous Play
Diakite hit an unbelievable buzzer-beater to send his Virginia team's Elite Eight game against Purdue to overtime. Virginia outscored Purdue 10-5 in overtime to win the South Region and earn a spot in the Final Four.
Woods' big run sends him to weekend against McIlroy
I had to make a few birdies just to hang in there on the front nine and to finish with two birdies on 15 and 16 was very nice". There was also joy for England's Ian Poulter, who birdied the final two holes for a two-up victory over the US's Kevin Kisner.
Anti-stall system was activated before Boeing 737 crash
Nine Brits were among the casualties when flight ET 302 came down 38 miles southeast of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. After the software update is approved, it would take about a day to deploy and an hour to upgrade each aircraft.
Thai vote results delayed, anti-junta party seeks leadership
Thais voted for a 500-member parliament, which along with a 250-member junta-appointed Senate will decide the next prime minister. The Shinawatras say they have simply recognised the economic and democratic aspirations of Thailand's majority.
Can Cannabis Use Raise Risk of Psychosis?
They used printed knowledge to estimate THC ranges within the sorts of hashish utilized by contributors. Daily cannabis use was more common among patients with first episode psychosis, compared to controls.
Special counsel Robert Mueller completes investigation
Even if Mueller's final report does not implicate the president in criminal conduct, the investigation was far from fruitless. But it may not be that simple, because it is unclear how much of the report Barr intends to give to Congress.
Stage 4 load-shedding to hit Ladysmith today
Eskom's Andrew Etzinger said on Monday it could take up to a week to address the myriad problems plaguing the power system. We know that as government, board and management that we'll get it right in the next year or two.