Donald Trump Threatened To Shut Down US-Mexican Border If Asylum Seekers Continue Coming

Type: Fear MongeringMar 29 2019 Severity:
About: Immigration & Mexico
Donald Trump lashed out at the Mexican government where he threatened to completely shut down the border between the United States and Mexico if they don't stop the number of asylum seekers traveling through their country en route to the United States border. The threat caught his own Administration off guard, especially since following through on the threat could throw the border into chaos and potentially cripple the economy in a matter of days considering the amount of trade that flows through the Mexican border on any given day.

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Quote | Not surprisingly, Donald blamed Mexico for not doing enough to stem the tide of migrants.

"If they don't stop them, we are closing the border," Trump said. "We will close it and keep it closed for a long time. I'm not playing games."