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the trump administration on Sunday double down on its threat to close entry points at the southern U. S. border with Mexico White House counselor kellyanne Conway said the threat wasn't a quote bluff and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said president trump's intention should be taken at face value this a day after the US government cut aid to El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras trump has blasted those nations for having quote set up my green caravans and sent them north so there's a very good likelihood that I'll be closing the border next week and that'll be just fine with me John told reporters on 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 if Mexico does not stop unauthorized immigrants from reaching the United States over the weekend migrants were seen kept inside a chain link enclosure under a bridge in el Paso Texas democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called for humanitarian approach on CBS face the nation it's totally absurd what we need to do of course is a a comprehensive immigration reform also we need a humane policy at the border a Republican Florida senator Rick Scott blamed Democrats for not spending big Bucks on border security we have a crisis %HESITATION we need we need more barriers %HESITATION sweet operational control we need our people and we need more technology and the Democrats don't want to give any money for border security that's wrong while trump has said he closed the border before it is two years in office concern is rising among students and business commuters at entry points on the Mexican side of the border where traffic is piling up and its only expected to get worse as this latest threat looms overhead