US president Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that the U.S. border with Mexico could be ordered closed within days.
Trump accused Mexico of not doing enough to halt migration from Central American countries, warning that if Mexico did not stop them, he would close the border and we’ll keep it closed for a long time adding that he wasn’t playing games.
Trump referred to caravans of migrants, including one with hundreds of people intent on the reaching the United States, as the reason Mexican officials needed to take immediate action.
It was not clear whether Trump’s border closing threat would also apply to air travel.
A closing of the U.S.-Mexico border would threaten 5 million jobs in the United States but the Trump administration seems to more focused the problems associated with the one-way uncontrolled flow of people.