The President is still weighing the decision, despite being warned by aides about the consequences of shutting down the border.
"President Trump just said he might close the border even though it will be damaging to our economy, claiming that 'safety [and] security is more important to me than trade.' Really?" Selling hundreds of billions in arms sales and advanced nuclear tech to Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest spreader and propagator of terrorist/radical jihadist ideology; selling F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, etc.
Delays were already rising at several key border crossings as Trump ratcheted up pressure on Democrats in Congress to toughen USA laws against illegal immigrants, threatening to hurt the USA economy in the name of border security.
But on Tuesday, the president said it was Congress that now has his eye.
At the Brownsville, Texas, border crossing past year, almost 800 trucks crossed the border each day, according to data from the Department of Transportation.
"If they don't, or if we don't make a deal with Congress, the border's going to be closed, 100 percent", he said.
Approximately 11,000 to 12,000 commercial trucks cross the border at Nogales daily, laden with about 50 million pounds of produce such as eggplants, tomatoes, bell peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, and berries, he said.
"Security is more important to me than trade", he said.
"Democrats are leaving us absolutely no choice at this point", Mrs. Sanders said.
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said shutting down the border could cost the USA economy $1 billion or $2 billion each day.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest U.S. business lobbying group, said it contacted the White House to discuss the negative impact of a border closure.
"The bottom line is all options are on the table right now", the official said.
And DHS officials said border crossing times were already lengthening as they divert staff to areas between official ports to deal with tens of thousands of migrant families crossing illegally into the country.
He also defended his decision to cut off "hundreds of millions of dollars" in USA aid to the three countries, accusing them of arranging the caravans of migrants.
The three "don't do anything for us", he said.
El Paso has been hard hit by the surge in illegal immigrants coming across the southern border.
"Closing down the border would have a potentially catastrophic economic impact on our country, and I would hope that we would not be doing that sort of thing", McConnell told reporters Tuesday.
"I think the answer is we can and people are looking at different options, particularly if you can keep those freight lanes, those truck lanes open".
A Chinese woman carrying computer malware has been arrested after lying her way into Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago retreat . In a court filing on Tuesday, a public defender representing Zhang said she was invoking her right to remain silent.
With cooking pots, whistles and flags, dozens of residents spontaneously took to the streets in scattered protests. Jose Aguilar, a Venezuelan consultant living in the United States, said the problems with the power grid run deep.
Among those players was Taiwan Jones, who thought he was getting ready to showcase his talent for the up-start league. The AAF is an eight-team professional football league, including the San Diego Fleet, that debuted in early February.
Thunder: Thunder centre Steven Adams briefly left the game before halftime after being fouled by Moe Wagner. It also put Westbrook on track again of closing in on a third straight season averaging a triple-double.
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter , which is created to make a detailed inventory of the Martian atmosphere, was launched in 2016. The initial discovery of the methane emission by the Curiosity rover in June 2013 had been questioned by some experts.
In the opening minute, Donnarumma passed straight to Sampdoria forward Gregoire Defrel, who scored easily. Kean's form gives Allegri more options ahead of his side's Champions League quarterfinal against Ajax .
The first motion, calling for the government to negotiate a permanent customs union with the EU, was defeated by 276 votes to 273. Earlier, Mr Barnier said: "No deal was never our desire or intended scenario but the European Union 27 is now prepared".
The issue was believed to have been with a planning and balancing system that is used by airlines to distribute weight and planes. They tweeted "Apologies for the inconvenience this morning as we fought through some technology issues".
New orders - an indicator of future activity - increased for the second month running, though the pace of growth was marginal. Helped by expectations of a trade breakthrough, Chinese stocks have outperformed every other major market thus far this year.
That scoring streak ended in the second stage, when he slipped to 15th after a penalty on pit road for an uncontrolled tire. The victor of the second stage has won the last four Cup races this season, and won both Texas races a year ago .
Trump calls on media to blackball Democrat enemies
Bernie Sanders refused to respond when asked if he would accept Mueller's report if there is indeed no evidence of collusion. The Democratic chairmen of six House committees have demanded that Barr release the Mueller report to Congress by Tuesday.
Crowd stampedes during vigil for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle
Hundreds of mourners gathered together for what was supposed to be a peaceful memorial in honor of Nipsey Hussle Monday night. Hussle's debut studio album, " Victory Lap ", was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year's Grammy Awards.
Suspect Arrested In Five Points Slaying
Police said turkey hunters found Josephson's body in a rural area near where the suspect once lived. This undated photo provided by the Columbia Police Department shows Nathaniel David Rowland .
Border shutdown? How US consumers could be impacted
Many were being diverted from official ports, leading to slowdowns in processing arriving visitors and commercial vehicles. It has threatened to close border crossings between Mexico and the United States.
Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette send Gunners third
"Today, for me, is an important victory and it's important to take this confidence and this position on the table". Aaron Ramsey scored the opener before going off in the 67th minute with what Emery described as a "small injury".
Brent nears $70 as oil prices rise for fourth day
Six analysts polled by Reuters estimated, on average, that crude stocks fell by 1.2 million barrels in the week to March 29. They earlier reached $69.96 - the highest since November 12, when they last traded above $70.
Vietnam woman in N.Korean murder case gets 40 months
Kim Jong Nam fell out of favor some two decades ago and lived in self-imposed exile in the Chinese-controled territory of Macau. The pair, who claimed they were tricked into carrying out the killing, were put on trial facing a murder charge.
Dozens killed as storm hits southern Nepal
Thunderstorms are common during the Nepalese spring, correspondents say, but are rarely violent enough to cause many casualties. The National Emergency Operation Centre informed that the injured are now undergoing treatment at various healthcare facilities.
Japan names era for incoming emperor Naruhito
The imperial era is often used to bookmark a particular period in time, reflecting the overall mood of the population. The new name is expected to embody Japanese ideals and aspirations, while also being easy to read and write.