President Trump calls for a strong response to the surge of migrants at the border

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says border issues will be treated "as if we have been hit by a Category 5 hurricane."

Posted: Apr 3, 2019 4:15 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Trump administration officials are exploring actions to satisfy President Donald Trump's call for a strong response to a surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says she's creating an emergency operations center and having a veteran official manage the response within the department.

A person on a conference call Tuesday night tells The Associated Press that Nielsen said border issues would be treated "as if we have been hit by a Category 5 hurricane."

Meanwhile, Trump eased up on his threats to close the southern border, saying Tuesday that he was pleased with steps Mexico had taken in recent days.

Article Comments

Medford
Broken Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 63°
Brookings
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 64°
Crater Lake
Scattered Clouds
51° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 51°
Grants Pass
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 57°
Klamath Falls
Scattered Clouds
51° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 51°
Drying Out & Warming Up
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events