Trump's threat to close border stirs fears of economic harm

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  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    April 2, 2019 7:19 p.m.

    Mr. President: You are the Commander in Chief. Please use the military resources of the United States of America to STOP the invasion of our country on our Southern Border.

    Anyone who can't see what is happening there is ignoring blatant facts. It is way past time to wake up America.

  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    April 2, 2019 11:47 a.m.

    Yet another Trump "gut instinct". How are those working out for you, GOP?

  • stand up for truth Lehi, UT
    April 2, 2019 10:00 a.m.

    @Impartial7 "Is there any segment, program, agreement or policy that Trump doesn't want to destroy? It's going to take a decade to repair Trump's damage. And that's if he stops today."

    Nothing could be further from the truth. Trump's predecessors have let this and numerous other issues fall into neglect and sore need of repair. He is standing up to correct what they should have done all along.

    It is too bad you and a liberal media fight him on protecting our border.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    April 2, 2019 10:00 a.m.

    A wall won't solve anything. These people flocking to our southern borders are mostly families seeking work or asylum. Congress has abdicated their responsibilities and Trump has exacerbated the problem with his rhetoric and tomfoolery.

  • zipadeedoodah Lehi, UT
    April 2, 2019 9:50 a.m.

    This is a serious situation created by Congress sticking their heads in the sand and pretending no crisis exists.

    Congress needs to fund the wall and make major reform to immigration laws. And they need to do it now... not kick the can down the road.

  • Yuge Opportunity Here Mapleton, UT
    April 2, 2019 9:36 a.m.

    Free access to the United States is a privilege, not a right.

    As Barbara Jordan told Congress at an immigration hearing in 1994, "It is both a right and a responsibility of a democratic society to manage immigration so that it serves the national interest."

    Politicians have, for too long, sold us out for cheap labor and brown votes. It may sting a bit to do what's right, but we elected Trump to put America first for a change, against the wishes of the ruling elites.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    April 2, 2019 9:15 a.m.

    Is there any segment, program, agreement or policy that Trump doesn't want to destroy? It's going to take a decade to repair Trump's damage. And that's if he stops today.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    April 2, 2019 7:32 a.m.

    This is yet another threat, probably illegal as well, that Trump has lobbed into the public debate.

    And just like his "big beautiful" Wall, it is red meat for his most ardent supporters. His ardent supporters will lap up this nonsense with unabandoned joy, not caring about traditional Constitutional standards that would prohibit Trump from dictatorial action.

    If you care about this country and Constitutional government, you can not in good conscience support this President's policies, nor indeed the person himself.

  • swsmartlady Mesa, AZ
    April 2, 2019 6:54 a.m.

    I know quite a few people that live in Tijuana that are US citizens and they drive to their jobs in San Diego daily. What about all the people going across the border for medical care? He's blowing smoke anyway on his threats.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    April 2, 2019 6:47 a.m.

    Stopping illegal immigration would actually improve the national, state and local economies, not harm them! California spends almost 20% of their government budget on illegals. What a waste. Citizens could use that. Citizens deserve that because citizens pay the taxes. Illegals also depress wages for Americans!

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    April 2, 2019 6:20 a.m.

    Under Obama illegal immigration dropped to a 50 YEAR LOW.

    While I was working in Central America, I learned how much the people there detested Obama because he had successfully deported more illegal aliens than any president in history.

    I was also shocked to learn, how much people in Central America loved George W Bush. Because under Bush they had the freedom of coming and going from the United States as they pleased or so they believed.

    Never before has America experienced such a massive invasion of illegal aliens and all because of Trump disgusting foreign policy to the South.