Texas-Mexico border crossing closed to stop large movement of migrants

© Reuters. A member of the Texas National Guard stands guard on the banks of the Rio Bravo river, the border between the United States and Mexico, to prevent migrants from crossing into the United States, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, December 5, 2023. REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Homeland Security Department took the temporary measure of closing the Texas-Mexico border crossing to “stop a large movement of migrants coming by rail and to protect the health and safety of its personnel,” the White House said on Wednesday.

“We are working closely with the Mexican government in attempt to resolve this issue, while surging personnel to the region. We are communicating regularly with industry leaders to ensure we are assessing and mitigating the impacts of these temporary closures,” the White House added.

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