Tuesday, September 27, 2022

White House: Closing the border with Mexico is not our first choice


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com

Sanders told reporters before the White House on Tuesday that closing the border, which US President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to resort to, “is not our first choice.” Our first choice is to sit with us Democrats and help reform the system. Misguided to resolve the national security crisis and the humanitarian crisis on our borders, “the Politico magazine reported on its Web site.

Sarah Sanders added that the US president did not want to harm the US economy, but his first job “is to protect life and protect the Americans,” while did not provide a specific timetable for the Trump plan to close the border with Mexico.

Trump has repeatedly attacked Mexico for not preventing Central American immigrants from crawling into the United States and infiltrating into the United States, and has repeatedly threatened to close the border because of convoys of immigrants who, during the past year, have been crawling with immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, A timetable for the implementation of that threat.

Last week, he threatened to close his country’s borders with Mexico in whole or in part, within days, unless the Mexican authorities stop all illegal immigrants infiltrating the United States across its southern border.
But today, via his Twitter account, he wrote that Mexico has stopped large numbers of immigrants from Central America on its southern border before crossing its territory on the way to the United States.

Politico said both Republicans and Democrats expressed concern over Trump’s proposal to close the border with Mexico, saying that closing the border would have a disastrous impact on the economy. According to the US Department of Commerce, cross-border trade between the two countries last year An estimated $ 502 billion, or about $ 1.4 billion a day.

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