Trump is showing that he is completely serious about border security. In response to the Central American caravans, which are essentially challenging America’s immigration system, Trump has said that he may close the border entirely.
USA Today reported:
Trump again warns he may shut down southern border
President Donald Trump on Thursday again threatened to close the southern border if the Mexican government fails to do more to secure its side of it.
“If we find that it’s uncontrollable, if we find it gets to a level where we are going to lose control or where people are going to start getting hurt, we will close entry into the country for a period of time until we can get it under control,” he told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, where the president is spending Thanksgiving with his family.
He added he would shut down “the whole border … I mean, the whole border.”
Trump said he wants Mexico to do its part to secure the 2,000-mile border that stretches from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas.
“We are either going to have a border, or we’re not,” he said. “When they lose control of the border on the Mexico side, we just close the border.”…
Last month, Trump fired off a series of tweets warning he would close the border if the governments of Mexico and Central America did not control a caravan heading toward the United States.
Leaders in Mexico know that Trump is not kidding around on this. If the caravans keep coming and Mexico does nothing about it, Trump will act.