Trump Eyes Closing “The Whole Border” – Update: Tijuana Mayor Calls for International Aid
Update: Shortly after Trump’s proposed ultimatum, the mayor of Tijuana officially declared the migrant surge an international humanitarian crisis and called on groups like the United Nations for help. The mayor blamed the poor response of the Mexican federal government as the reason for his decision.
“They [Mexican government] have categorically omitted and not complied with their legal obligations,” he said. “So we’re now asking them and international humanitarian aid groups to bring in and carry out humanitarian assistance.”
Also on the border, U.S. soldiers and riot police were seen conducting a “large-scale readiness exercise” that reportedly included the firing of “rockets that exploded with a pungent-smelling white smoke.”
Furthermore, a small group of migrants was seen breaking away from the caravan, nearing 500 feet away from the border, carrying white flags that read “Peace and God are With Us.”
President Trump said that America will completely close the “whole” southern border with Mexico if the migrant caravan crisis becomes uncontrollable.
When asked to clarify his position during Thursday’s extended conversation with the press, Trump said that the closure will be absolute – including the sale of cars into the U.S.
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