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Yes ... obviously easier to secure the bottom border than to secure the border between Mexico and the U.S.!

Sen. Roy Blunt: Trump's Mexico-Border Deal 'Is a Huge Thing' for Both Sides

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said he's an open-markets guy, not a fan of tariffs, but he indicated that he approves of President Trump's threat to impose tariffs on Mexico unless Mexico stops the rush of Central Americans across its southern border with Guatemala....

........ I think both presidents here have tried to find a good place to be. The new president of Mexico, frankly, has surprised me in his willingness to reach out. That rally that was talked about last night in Tijuana was a rally that honored both a growing Mexico and a strong friendship with the United States.

So, I thought that was a good thing. They had 50 people -- the president told me this Friday night on the phone -- they currently have 50 people -- 5-0 -- on the Guatemalan border.

I think we're going to get closer to about -- about 6,000 Mexican National Guard down there helping with that. We've already announced -- I think we were sending, previous week, about 150 people to work with the Guatemalans.

Obviously, if you look at sort of the funnel of Mexico in your mind, it's easier to secure that bottom border than it is the big border between us and Mexico. And, frankly, it can't be a good thing for Mexico to have hundreds of thousand or even tens of thousands of people kind of wandering through the country from south to north..........
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