WATCH: Trump Says He’s Ready to Close the Southern Border!

President Trump has just issued Mexico and Congress a very serious ultimatum – either stop illegal immigration or he will close the southern border as early as next week.

WATCH:

Fox News reported that President Trump on Friday threatened to close the Southern Border next week if Mexico does not “immediately stop” the record-breaking surge of illegal immigrants flooding into the United States.

Trump’s warning comes as Customs and Border Protection officials say March is on pace to exceed 100,000 border apprehensions — the highest monthly total in a decade. According to CBP, this week alone, agents have more than 12,000 migrants in custody.,

“The DEMOCRATS have given us the weakest immigration laws anywhere in the World. Mexico has the strongest, & they make more than $100 Billion a year on the U.S.,” Trump tweeted. “Therefore, CONGRESS MUST CHANGE OUR WEAK IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW, & Mexico must stop illegals from entering the U.S. through their country and our Southern Border.”

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From New York Times

President Trump on Friday called on Mexico to stop all illegal immigration, escalating a repeated threat by adding a timeline: Mr. Trump said he would close large swaths or all of the southern border as early as “next week” if the Mexican government did not “immediately” stop all undocumented migrants.

The threat to close the border is one Mr. Trump has made and not followed through on before — he suggested closing it during the December government shutdown, and also earlier this week in accusing Central American governments of squandering American aid. But he has not yet attached a short time frame to taking such a drastic measure.

“This would be so easy for Mexico to do,” Mr. Trump said in a string of Twitter posts. “Besides, we lose so much money with them, especially when you add in drug trafficking etc.), that the Border closing would be a good thing!”

The president has also attached this round of threats to increasingly harsher language about the thousands of people who have tried to flee violence and poverty on their way to the United States.

The evening before Mr. Trump threatened to close the border, he appeared at a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he went on an extensive and angry screed about immigration, calling the problem an “invasion” and referring to the plight of asylum seekers as a “big fat con job.”