How closing the Mexican border would affect American ag

How closing the Mexican border would affect American ag

The Commander-in-Chief was speaking with reporters at the White House when he was asked to comment on his previous remarks regarding a total closure of the US-Mexico border in the coming days.

Trump is often critical of the news coverage from CNN, but other outlets report the same dire consequences a southern border shutdown could have on the US auto industry. But those numbers can seem large and abstract, and so many a media outlet wrote about a more tangible example: the United States would run out of avocados in a matter of weeks if Trump does indeed close the southern border.

The President is still weighing the decision, despite being warned by aides about the consequences of shutting down the border.

Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 03 (ANI): President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged the Congress to take action to stop the illegal immigrants from entering the United States from its southern border with Mexico.CNN quoted the President who was addressing the media at his Oval Office in the presence of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg: "Congress has to meet quickly and make a deal".

Short of a widespread border shutdown, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the USA might close designated ports of entry to re-deploy staff to help process parents and children.

President Donald Trump says he is taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to his threat to close the southern border as soon as this week. That's a total of 616 billion making Mexico, the U s third largest trade partner. Areas along the U.S. -Mexico border would experience the most direct impact, but ripple effects could spread beyond the region.

Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress joined business groups in raising alarm about the economic impact on the USA of closing the border.

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Auto companies have privately warned the White House in recent days it would lead to the idling of United States auto plants within days because they rely on prompt deliveries of components made in Mexico.

A border closure would squeeze United States corn, soybean and dairy farmers, too, if they can't ship their produce into Mexico.

A border shutdown would be felt at American dinner tables nearly immediately because fresh produce can't be warehoused for more than a few days, says Scott Vandervoet, whose family owns Vandervoet and Associates, a Nogales, Arizona, business that sells and markets produce imported from Mexico. The companies would be forced to lay off workers "because there is simply no work for them to do", which would, in turn, hurt the local economy, Jungmeyer said. "It's sending out a message to other countries that, 'Don't come because our borders may not work at any time.' That is extremely scary and unsafe". "They have ALL been taking USA money for years, and doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for us, just like the Democrats in Congress!"

USA automakers stand to be among the most affected if the link to Mexico is shut. She says almost every vehicle in the dependent on parts from Mexico. Trump said Mexican officials had reacted to his threat to close the border last week by clamping down on the caravans of migrants fleeing poverty and violence in the three Central American countries.

Even absent the extraordinary step of sealing a national border, delays at border stations have been mounting due to the personnel reassignments, Homeland Security officials said.

"Look, Democrats are leaving us absolutely no choice at this point, we've already had to move roughly 750 personnel from ports of entry", she told reporters.