"The system is full" - Trump tells migrants

Trump says he'll slap tariffs on Mexico if it doesn't stop flow of drugs and migrants

President Donald Trump denied Friday he changed his mind about closing the U.S. -Mexico border, one day after apparently backtracking on the threat if Mexico does not act to halt the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs from entering the U.S.

The president said last week he would shut down the border "if Mexico does not immediately stop" the large numbers of migrants crossing over. Our country is full, our area's full, the sector is full.

You know right now we have the president kind of backing off of the "let's seal the border completely" threat.

"I see some of our biggest opponents over the last two days have said it really is an emergency, they can't believe what's happening".

He will participate in a roundtable discussion on immigration and border security before touring a section of recently installed fence, which his administration has touted as a "newly completed section of the promised border wall".

The US President is seeking to divert money from other federal funds to construct the barriers after failing to get Congress backing for the project.

Both the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said their detention facilities are so overcrowded, they have had to release the apprehended migrants into the interior of the country before their cases are resolved by the extremely overburdened immigration courts. "We going to tariff the cars, Mexico, if we have to", he said.

Donald Trump blamed Mexico for his decision to deploy 750 agents at the Southern Border's Ports of Entry to the U.S.

Trump also threatened to raise tariffs against Mexico if it fails to combat drug trafficking.

The southern border is almost 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometres) long and already has about 650 miles (1,050 kilometres) of different types of barriers, including short vehicle barricades and tall steel fences that go up to 30 feet (9 metres) high. The White House did not respond to a request for elaboration.

Speaking without notes, full of digressions and often failing to finish sentences, Trump was not wholly clear on the details of his border policy changes. "Our relationship with the government of the United States is very good", he said. He emphasized that it was fuelled by US demand.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen also has voiced increasing exasperation, equating the situation to the aftermath of a Category 5 hurricane. "The president should focus on reducing the demand and facilitating drug treatment centers here in the United States", he added. Since then Mexico has taken a more rigorous approach to interviewing and registering immigrants from Central America, Haiti and Cuba.

On Thursday, a Mexican federal police plane flew dozens of Haitians home.

"Somebody said it will take a year".

The House argues that Mr. Trump undercut his own national emergency declaration when he said he could have built the wall over a longer period of time, "but I'd rather do it much faster".

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