Members of the Trump administration on Sunday defended the president’s vow to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border, referring to a “crisis” in the number of migrants attempting to cross over.
President Trump threatened earlier this week to shut down the border in response to growing warnings from the administration about a crisis there.
Trump said multiple times that he could close parts of the border unless Mexico’s government immediately stopped illegal crossings. He also blamed Democrats for “weak immigration laws.”
On Friday, he said there is “a very good likelihood” he will shut down the border.