Trump has ramped up his tough stance on illegal immigration, an issue that appeals to his core supporters, before elections on Tuesday that will determine whether his fellow Republicans keep control of Congress.
As thousands of Central Americans march through Mexico toward the U.S. border, Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Geronimo Gutierrez joins former acting ICE Director Tom Homan on "The Ingraham Angle" to debate solutions to stopping migrant caravans.
Trump targeting birthright citizenship with executive order.
The president also said he considers any rocks thrown at military members at the border to be like "rifles", and they will be treated as such. Trump did not say if he obtained the alleged information from US intelligence agencies, Mexican intelligence officials or right-leaning cable news outlets.
The Immigration and Nationality Act states that anyone who arrives in the USA "whether or not at a designated port of arrival" may apply for asylum if he or she has a "well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion". "We don't do stunts in this department". "We have a lot of everything". They might as well go back down. We're putting up walls and barbed wire and when you look at what we're doing, they're just not coming into our country.
Immigrant rights groups are expected to challenge any limits placed on access to asylum.
Defense Secretary James Mattis fired back Wednesday at criticisms of the Trump administration's move to send troops to the Mexican border, as the migrant caravan moves north.
Many KPRC2 viewers and followers have asked whether or not there are criminals in the migrant caravans, as President Donald Trump had repeatedly said.
Hundreds more Salvadorans on way to US as troops deployed to border
Tackling migrant solidarity protests and counter-protests, if they turn violent, will become yet another challenge for the soldiers.
About 200 Salvadorans are waiting in the Guatemalan border town of Tecun Uman to enter Mexico, and 500 others are on their way there, said Antonio Azucar, a diplomatic representative for El Salvador based in the Mexican city of Tapachula near the border. Immigration officials have turned away asylum-seekers at ports of entry because of overcrowding, telling them to return at a later date.
The Trump Administration's tough stance hasn't stopped people from attempting to come to the US, though.
Trump spoke on the way to a Florida campaign stop as a fourth caravan began forming, and after the Pentagon on his orders was dispatching 5,200 U.S. military forces to the U.S. -Mexico border.
Associated Press President Donald Trump launched his campaign with an attack on immigrants and hasn't stopped since.
"Our military is being mobilised at the Southern Border", Trump tweeted. Last year, Border Patrol arrested about 400,000 people at the border ― more than the year before, but in line with other recent years.
The administration has also been ramping up security at ports of entry this week.
The third group appears to be made up of about 2,000 Salvadorans including men, women, and children. Because of court backlogs, some cases take years to complete, and limits on indefinite detention of children result in many families being released in the meantime.
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