President Trump on Thursday once again threatened to close off the southern border in a tweet which also attacked Mexico and Democrats over immigration.
Trump said Mexico is “all talk and no action” in its efforts to stop a flow of migrants into the U.S. and said Democrats “don’t care.”
“Likewise, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have taken our money for years, and do Nothing,” he added. “The Dems don’t care, such BAD laws. May close the Southern Border!”
The tweet comes after Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said Wednesday that immigration enforcement has reached a “breaking point.”
“For the first time in over a decade, CBP is performing direct releases of migrants when [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is unable to provide bed space to relieve overcrowding,” McAleenan said.
This is not the first time that Trump has made such threats.
“If we find that it gets to a level where we’re going to lose control or people are going to start getting hurt, we will close entry into the country for a period of time until we can get it under control,” he said in November.