Cruz, Cornyn agree Trump’s border shutdown will hurt Texas

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Trump’s bold threat to shut down the U.S. southern border with Mexico appears to have been more of a negotiating tactic than anything else, as the president has announced that he was happy what Mexico has done in the past few days to prevent immigrants from Central America to cross over into the U.S.

“Let’s see if they keep it done,” said Trump, adding “Now, if they don’t, or if we don’t make a deal with Congress, the border’s going to be closed, 100 percent.”

But whether it was threat or not, shutting down the border would hurt trade and jeopardize thousands of American jobs.