President Trump threatened to close the southern border on Thursday and accused Mexico and Central American nations of "doing nothing" as illegal immigration stop.
"Mexico does nothing to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our country. They are all talked and no action. Likewise, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have taken our money for years and do nothing. Dems don't care about such bad laws. Can close the southern border! "Trump tweeted early on Thursday.
The president's tweets come after US Customs and Border Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said the border was at its "breaking point" and noted that there are not enough agents to respond to the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the US border and Mexico.
BORDER HAS BREAK POINT "IN EL PASO, CBP COMMISSIONER CASES
" That breakpoint has arrived this week at our border, "McAleenan said during a visit to the border in El Paso, Texas." CBP is over for an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and border security crisis along our southwestern border. "
His agency also tweeted that they saw the highest number of" anxieties and encounters "for over a decade this week ̵
Last month, more than 76,000 immigrants were detained, marking the highest number of anxieties over the age of 12. That figure includes more than 7,000 unaccompanied children, more than 36,000 immigrant families has arrived at the El Paso region in fiscal 2019 by about 2,000 at the same time last year, according to CBP data. The influx has given rise to new challenges for border patrols.
HOUSE DEMS BEFORE SUPPLYING TRUMP VETO IN FIGHT BORDER EMERGENCY DECLARATION
Meanwhile, the president, whose overall 2016 campaign law was to build a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico, declared a national emergency in an attempt to free up funds for the barrier along the border. first veto on a democratically supported measure to cancel the emergency.
Tuesday, House Democrats did not receive a Don't override Trump's veto so Trump could go ahead with the issue.
Trump had declared a border emergency under a law that allowed him to switch budget funds to deal with serious situations. His plan is to move another 3.6 billion. Dollars from military construction projects to work on border barriers. Congress voted this year to limit the cost of such barriers to less than $ 1.4 billion. Dollars, and Democrats accused Trump of ignoring legislators' constitutional control over spending.
Fox News & # 39; Louis Casiano, Andrew O & # 39; Reilly and  Associated Press contributed to this report.