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traffic jams on the US border with Mexico have already begun and they're expected to get even worse amid threats from president Donald Trump if Mexico does not do more to stem the flow of migrants so there's a very good likelihood that I'll be closing the border next week and that'll be just fine with me he told reporters Friday he was considering the action as his government struggles to deal with a surge of asylum seekers from Central America who travel to Mexico hundreds of migrants were seen Friday being held in a chain link enclosure under a bridge in el Paso Texas homeland security officials say they've been overwhelmed by the increase with more than twelve hundred unaccompanied children in sixty six hundred migrant families in their custody shutting the southern border would disrupt billions of dollars in trade in millions of legal border crossings across the border in Ciudad Juarez worry is already building among residents , both cities are affected because they are tied together and we depend on them and they depend on us business would end so we need to get this sorted out soon , yes the lines are very long one has to cross to be able to work and crossing is more difficult for us Mexicans , trump has repeatedly threatened to close the border during his two years in office but it's not followed through Mexico is played down the possibility of a border shut down saying their country does not act on the basis of threats