Trump returns to US-Mexico border, says he's mulling 'economic penalty' for border drug smuggling

  • USA Today | by: Michael Collins, John Fritze and David Jackson |
  • 2019-04-06
President Donald Trump heads back to the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday as his administration ramps up pressure on Mexico to stop migrants and drugs from flowing illegally into the United States.Trump’s visit to Calexico, California, comes just one day after he backed off an earlier threat to seal off the border. Trump said he would now give Mexico “a one-year warning” to deal with what he has called a crisis at the border.

Here’s what you need to know about his latest border visit:

Why Calexico?

The small California city sits on the U.S.-Mexico border, about 120 miles east of San Diego and about 60 miles west of Yuma, Arizona.

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