Trump 2020 strategic communications director Marc Lotter discusses President Trump's threat to close the southern border. That's how this one is likely going to play out, except I'm not betting any money on anything right now because I'm saving up for the possibility that black market avocados might soon cost $35 apiece.
As President Trump debates closing the US border with Mexico in an attempt to curb the stream of illegal immigration, many industries are warning that USA companies and consumers would bear a substantial burden from that action.
"Here's the thing: Whether he goes through or not with this nonsense of closing the border, if nothing else, he's emboldening the Chinese in their negotiation", Guajardo said.
If the border closes, economists project a rapid rise in the cost of many everyday goods for USA households.
That's because every automaker operating an auto plant in the United States depends on parts imported from Mexico, said Kristin Dziczek, the vice president of industry, labor and economics at the Center for Automotive Research.More news: Major U.S. airports see delays due to technical issues
Trump threatened to close the border this week amid a rising crisis of asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants. Trump is scheduled to make a border trip to Calexico, California, on Friday. "They're taking advantage of the United States". Nielsen called the situation a "real-life humanitarian and security catastrophe" with numbers trending from "bad to worse". We are at the breaking point and can not afford a total loss of the Mexican market, one that accounted for more than 20 percent of total USA pork exports past year. Migrant advocates and some Democrats in Congress oppose the proposed legislative changes, saying they would send vulnerable children back to risky situations in their home countries.
White House chief economist Larry Kudlow though said they were working to minimize the economic impact from a closure of the border - including keeping truck lanes open.
Waltz said he believes there's a middle ground when it comes to addressing the issue at the southern border.
It's worth noting that in the past, spikes in border traffic have often preceded upcoming crackdowns, such as the uptick that occurred just before Mr. Trump's election as he campaigned on getting tough on immigration. Making a mockery of our security clearance process and letting those with potential problems have access to our most closely held secrets is a disaster waiting to happen. "The bottom line is all options are on the table right now", a senior Homeland Security official, who declined to be named, told journalists Tuesday. "Nevertheless, Mexico cooperates with the United States because we recognize that we have an economic partnership".
"And closing the border - that makes no sense at all", he told CNN. "And to be honest with you, we have to get rid of judges", the President continued, later explaining that he no longer wants to catch people trying to illegally cross the Southern border and "bring them to a court".