Trump Softens Position Toward Closing US-Mexico Border
April 3, 2019
President Donald Trump on April 4 said he will delay closing the U.S.-Mexico border for one year, just days after it was announced he would seal the southern border as early as this week.
A possible border closure also is being closely watched by the motorcoach industry, as hundreds of buses a week cross between the two countries. “We are concerned that if the U.S.-Mexico border closes it will not only have economic consequences from the amount of goods and services moving between the countries that will come to a halt, but keeping loved ones from visiting one another or people who work over the border on each side from going to work will have a devastating impact,” American Bus Association CEO Peter Pantuso said. “Legitimate travel across the border between our two countries should not suffer from political infighting.”