Is Donald Trump getting his border shutdown anyways?
Homeland might not do it like Trump wants, absolutely ….
But the transfer of cops from the border crossings is giving Trump the same thing as he wanted….
A slowdown ….Making things difficult at the border……
Trump and Stephen Miller are in the White House….
They don’t much care how they mess things up ……
They seem to making things so messed up that they can show there is a emergency down there ….
Yea…Of their OWN making….
Wait times at the ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border have soared as the Trump administration diverts officers to handle an influx of immigrants, leaving trucks backed up for hours and industry leaders warning of possible produce shortages and supply-chain interruptions.
The clogged checkpoints are frustrating bankers, business leaders, local residents and even Mexico’s foreign minister, who called the reassignment of hundreds of border officers to other parts of the nearly 2,000-mile boundary a “very bad idea.” The shift in enforcement efforts is overwhelming legal checkpoints and impeding the free flow of goods and services, in some cases increasing wait times about fivefold.
Executives described the scene at the southern boundary as a slow-motion facsimile of the border closure that President Trump threatened two weeks ago before backing down amid protests that shutting down the border would hurt the economy. Trump said he would consider closing the border as a punitive measure if Mexico doesn’t take steps to reduce the flow of migrants to the United States within the next year.
Those now suffering the most because of backlogs at understaffed ports of entry are automakers, technology companies and farmers, who say that the slowdown is affecting the $1.7 billion-a-day in goods that crosses the border between the United States and Mexico. Delays at ports in Texas have at times exceeded 10 hours in recent days.
“This is a big, big cost and problem for companies, on top of everything else they’re dealing with,” said Rufus Yerxa, president of the National Foreign Trade Council. “It’s just more uncertainty and more pain.”….
image…ars line up as they wait to be inspected by U.S. Border Patrol officers at the San Ysidro point of entry, in Tijuana, Mexico on Sunday. (Carlos Jasso/Reuters)