Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) agreed with President Donald Trump’s threat to close down the U.S.-Mexico border in order to pressure Mexico to help stem the tide of illegal immigration.
Mexico must use its very strong immigration laws to stop the many thousands of people trying to get into the USA. Our detention areas are maxed out & we will take no more illegals. Next step is to close the Border! This will also help us with stopping the Drug flow from Mexico!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2019
“We need to realize until we close the southern border, a every town is a border town, every state is a border state, drugs, human sex trafficking, gangs, all there on the southern border,” Blackburn said. “So the president is right about this. Mexico needs to secure their southern border to end entry into Mexico and, then we do need to do some things there, getting, border patrol, what they need to do their job.”
She also said the high numbers of migrants coming to the border is what makes the situation a national emergency.
“Every Democrat should come forward to work with us, because this is in our interest to secure it, to get, stop these drugs coming into our country, to stop the sex trafficking, to stop these gangs,” she continued.
“This is something that needs to be done because they continue to come across the border until we get that barrier, they’re going to put their foot on U.S. soil, and say asylum. And our border patrol is overrun,” she added.
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