Truckers, stores on U.S.-Mexico border struggle as Trump closure threat looms

Truckers, stores on U.S.-Mexico border struggle as Trump closure threat looms

U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated his threat to close the border, or parts of it, saying Congress could avert such a shutdown by changing laws to fix what he called immigration “loopholes.” Business leaders on both sides of the border have lashed out against the threat, saying a shutdown would hurt supply chains and $1.7 billion in daily trade at some of the world’s busiest land crossings. Petra Gomez, 63, who owns discount store Buy 4 Less near the Otay Mesa crossing in California, opposite Tijuana, said Trump’s threats were also taking a toll. “If they close the border, I will have to close because I will not have clients.” However, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday there were no “serious problems” at the border, and that the government was in constant communication with U.S. authorities to keep it open.

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Source:: Yahoo News

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