On Monday night, Nielsen rushed home from Europe, where she was attending G7 security meetings, to oversee the response to what administration officials are calling a dire emergency at the southern border.
He also has turned his ire on Congress, which he said must change the policies that allow illegal immigrants to game the US system and ensure it takes years to try to deport them. "But to me the most important job I have is the security of our country, even more important than those other things I talk about", he added.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen intends to fly to the border mid-week to assess the impact of several changes the administration has recently implemented, including efforts to return more asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait out their case.
"Any action that stops commerce at the border would be harmful to the U.S. economy, and in particular, the auto industry".
Homeland Security officials said they were preparing for the possibility of a shutdown of at least some border entry points as they divert staff to deal with the flood of migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, expected to hit almost 100,000 a month.
"This is already the highest price we have at this time of year", said David Magana, a vice president and senior analyst at Rabobank. "Once they get in-because as you know we can't hold families for 20 days-they send the child back, and bring the child back with another family, another fake family".
At least 6 major U.S. airlines hit with IT outages, flights delayed
The disruption in service impacted some of its regional carriers and has since been resolved, according to the airline . Travelers were frustrated Monday when their flights were delayed and they were stuck at airports across the country.
May seeks fresh Brexit delay, Labour talks
A jogger gives the middle finger to a pro-Brexit demonstrator outside the Houses of Parliament in London on March 29, 2019. Justice Secretary David Gauke said leaving the bloc without a deal was "not the responsible thing for a government to do".
Era of Japan's new emperor to be named Reiwa, meaning pursuing harmony
The new name Reiwa consists of two "kanji" Chinese characters " Rei ", signifying order, and "Wa", meaning harmony or peace. The Japanese government said on Monday that the era associated with Japan's next emperor Naruhito will be " Reiwa ".
"We need a pathway to full and equal citizenship for the 11 million people living here peacefully, and contributing to our culture and our economy".
Earlier, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump was not working on a "specific timeline" and he'd look at all options on the table.
"The volume of vulnerable populations that's arriving is unsustainable".
Late Tuesday, Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the administration was considering ways to limit damage, telling CNBC one idea might be to find ways to allow freight across the border to "ameliorate the breakdown in supply chains".
But Ptak reiterated that the governor does not want to see the border shut down.
"Democrats are leaving us absolutely no choice at this point", Mrs. Sanders said.
Cars and trucks line up to enter Mexico from the U.S.at a border crossing in El Paso, Texas, Friday, March 29, 2019.