US President Donald Trump on Friday said that the United States is full and the country has no room left to take the illegal immigrants. At a meeting with border patrol agents and other officials in Calexico, he said “it’s overwhelming our immigration system and we can’t let that happen.” Then in a message to those heading for the United States, he said: “The system is full and we can’t take you anymore.... Our country is full.” “So turn around, that’s the way it is,” he said.
Around 200 protesters, accompanied by a giant inflatable balloon depicting Trump as a baby, were waiting for the president in Mexicali, the town on the Mexican side of the frontier.
Waving US and Mexican flags, the protesters carried signs with messages such as “Stop separating families” and “If you build the wall, my generation will tear it down.”
On the US side, dozens of people lined the road that Trump’s motorcade took from the airport, demonstrating support for his policies. “Build the wall,” said one placard.
Trump is determined to pursue a hard line.
Earlier, Donald Trump had threatened to shut down America's southern border with Mexico. Trump emphasized "I am not kidding around" about closing the border, even though such a severe move could hit the economies of both countries.
"If Mexico doesn't immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States through our southern border, I will be closing the border, or large sections of the border, next week," The President said on Twitter.
Trump, who also cut US aid to three Central American nations whose citizens are fleeing north, claimed closing off border crossings, key avenues for trade with Mexico, "would be a good thing!"
"It could mean all trade" with Mexico, Trump said when questioned by reporters in Florida. "We will close it for a long time." Though Trump has previously threatened to close the border and has not followed through, his administration moved to cut direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The State Department said in a statement that it will suspend 2017 and 2018 payments to the trio of nations that have been home to some of the migrant caravans that have marched through Mexico to the U.S. border.