President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the US-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it “if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country.”
US authorities shut the country’s busiest border crossing and fired tear gas into Mexico to repel Central American migrants approaching the border after US President Donald Trump vowed the asylum-seekers would not easily enter the country.
Mexico's incoming government denied a new report that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through US immigration courts, one of several options the administration of US President Donald Trump has been pursuing in negotiations for months.
Hundreds of migrants from Central America traveling through Mexico to seek asylum in the United States have reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana, which sits across the border from San Diego, California.
The Pentagon is deploying 5,200 active-duty troops to beef up security along the US-Mexico border, officials announced Monday, in a bid to prevent a caravan of Central American migrants from illegally crossing the frontier.
The total number of US troops being deployed to the border with Mexico to help stop a caravan of migrants could be in the thousands, according to a US official, a much higher estimate than the 800 to 1,000 initially forecast.
Thousands of migrants who forced their way through Guatemala's northwestern border and flooded onto a bridge leading to Mexico, where riot police battled them back, on Saturday waited at the border in the hope of continuing their journey to the US.
Investment in Mexico's auto industry will keep flowing in spite of stricter requirements outlined in the new free trade agreement for North America, said the president of the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA).
US President Donald Trump has touted a new trade agreement made with Canada and Mexico that replaces NAFTA as "truly historic news," marking it as a victory in his push to reshape the lines of global commerce.