The president has been critical of the Mexican government's response to the migrants moving through Mexico toward the U.S. He's called on the Mexican government to do more to prevent them from reaching the border en masse.
The policy is aimed at curbing the flow of mostly Central American migrants trying to enter the United States.
Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen thought she had scored a victory last week by signing a deal to strengthen efforts with Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to keep their people at home.
Blunt said it's imperative that goods move across the US-Mexican border, and that's one reason why the industry supports the USMCA, the Trump administration's new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that is created to replace NAFTA. "So those two things are certainly helpful and we'd like to see them continue", Sanders said.
While people like Mick Mulvaney, White House acting Chief of Staff have shown support to the President's move and has hinted that it will take something dramatic for Trump to change his stance, others have been quick to note that it may have a significant effect on the country's trade and commerce. It said it would provide transport back to Central American countries, Cuba and Haiti, on a voluntary basis.
"And closing the border - that makes no sense at all", he told CNN. Because of that reliance, she said the auto industry would stop producing vehicles relatively quickly. "Not only does this scheme violate U.S. law but it gives a black eye to the United States' proud legacy as a leader on the protection of refugees".
The Friday's tweet was a curtain raiser on the impending border closure plan. And avocados... Americans love them, and Mexico produces more of them, by far, than anywhere else in the world. The migrants said they crossed the river in an inflatable raft and were hoping to be apprehended by the Border Patrol so they could be processed and released.
"Every Democrat should come forward and work with us, because this is in our interest to secure it, to stop these drugs coming into our country, to stop the sex trafficking, to stop these gangs", Blackburn said.
Former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach and former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli are reportedly under consideration to fill the new position, which would either be housed in the Department of Homeland Security or the White House.
"The president's approach is entirely counterproductive", they said in a joint statement.
Leon Rodriguez, former director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services warned that the political, logistical and economic consequences of border shuttering will be devastating.