"We were not lying to people when we said that this was an emergency," said Mick Mulvaney.
"And with a deficit like we have with Mexico and have had for many years, closing border would be a profit-making operation," said the president on Friday.
Ex-New York lieutenant governor Betsy McCaughey said Trump "ought to close the border."
Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that immigration issues along the southern U.S. border were not the fault of Mexico.
"BIG NEWS for U.S. Auto Workers! The USMCA is already fixing the broken NAFTA deal," Trump wrote on Twitter.
"It doesn't make a s**t of difference who is in office," Sheriff Arvin West of Texas's Hudspeth County said. "They're not going to listen to us. They don't care to listen to us."
Mexican authorities said they would conduct an autopsy and toxicology report to determine the cause of Altaii's death.
President Donald Trump is set to ask Congress for an additional $8.6 billion in taxpayer money for his border wall proposal.
"They're people coming up here for economic purposes. I don't blame them for that," John Kelly said.
"Travelers are yearning for local exchanges in less frequented cultural districts over popular hotspots," says Airbnb.
Border enforcement authorities announced Tuesday that more than 76,000 migrants crossed the U.S. border with Mexico without authorization last month.
Almost 350 pounds of heroin, methaphetamine, cocaine and a substance suspected to be fentanyl were confiscated in three seizures.
"I don't think that the emergency declaration law was written to deal with things the president asked the Congress to do and then the Congress didn't do," said Republican Senator Roy Blunt.
"Knock, knock Republicans, anybody home?" S.E. Cupp asked. "Any Republicans in Washington have a problem with this?"
Paul De La Torriente assaulted his colleague during a cruise to Mexico in 2015.
Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain above sea level, is more than 29,000-feet-tall. Hundreds have perished attempting to scale it.
The U.S. Government is reportedly seeking over $14 billion in drug proceeds and illicit profits from Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as part of his criminal proceedings.
"He still has capability and resources while his kids run his business for him," Derek Maltz, former Special Operations head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, told Newsweek.
Authorities in the western Mexican state of Michoacan discovered the bodies, believed to be officers who had gone missing a week ago.
Trump's push for a massive wall is dominating Washington. But over the last two years, the administration has already erected a virtual wall to block people seeking refuge.
President Donald Trump is set to hold a rally Monday in El Paso, Texas, as the possibility of another shutdown over immigration looms.
"Whether or not [Trump] gets $1.6 billion from Congress, whether or not he gets $2.5 billion or $5.7 billion, he's going to do whatever he legally can to secure that border," Trump's acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said.
Despite Trump's comments, El Paso has not been considered one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. and violent crime actually increased after a border fence was built.
The Department of Homeland Security said Border Patrol in the San Diego sector has seen a 69 percent increase in apprehensions this fiscal year to date.