Truckers, stores on U.S.-Mexico border struggle as Trump closure threat looms
Wednesday, 3 April 2019 Trucks inched through traffic and some stores reported fewer customers in U.S.-Mexico border towns on Wednesday, as staffing shortages tied to a surge in asylum seekers slowed checkpoints and threats of closing the border completely scared shoppers.
The Trump administration says the threat to close U.S. border entry points overrun by asylum seekers is real, a day after the U.S. government cut funding to Central American countries. Gavino Garay has more.
According to Reuters, the Transportation Security Administration said that the Trump administration plans to redirect TSA staff to the U.S. southern border to assist with immigration duties and migrant..