Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas, said Wednesday that the closure of the US-Mexican border, as lately threatened by President Trump, would be devastating for a lone Star State and would endanger "millions of jobs [that] dependent on trade with Mexico." ] "Of course, we must provide a border. We have to," Cruz said in a statement. "Our broken immigration system and years of reluctance to protect our southern border have led to a crisis of security and the humanitarian crisis, but the answer is not to punish those who legally cross the border." The answer is not to punish Texas farmers and farmers. "
" Closing the legal points in the " ; riding hurts American trade and legal transit between Mexico and the United States, and coyotes and traffickers will remain free in the desert of our unsecured border. "
Senator's statement came the day after Trump renounced its border threat by saying that it was pleased with the steps Mexico has made in recent days to prevent US Americans from Central America traveling to the United States
"Now if they do not, or if we do not we will make an agreement with the Congress, the border will be closed 1
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Trump added that his posing is "the only way"
This repeated the remarks of the senior advisor to the president and son-in-law D Jason Kushner, who told Fox News the "Ingraham Angle" on Monday, that the threat to the Trump border was a way to "put pressure on everyone" in search of a solution to the problem of illegal immigration.
Interior Minister Kirsten Nielsen told Fox News on Tuesday, "Tucker Carlson Tonight," that her department regards the situation on the border as a "catastrophic hurricane catastrophe". Representatives of the Internal Security Service announced: "The system is flaring up" and spoke about a "general collapse" during a conference with reporters.
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South border arrests have sharply increased in recent months when border agents have been on the way to 100,000 arrests or denials in March, a 12-year high. More than half of them are family with children who need additional care.
According to CBP, more than 76,000 migrants were detained in February, indicating the highest number of 12-year detentions. This figure includes more than 7,000 unaccompanied children.
More than 36,000 migrant families arrived in the El Paso region in the 2019 fiscal year, compared with about 2000 at the same time last year, according to CBP.
Fox News, Victor Garcia and the Associated Press contributed to this report.