Caravan Of 1200 Migrants Will Soon Arrive At The US Border

Saul Bowman
April 3, 2018

Trump said, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

In a tweet on Easter, the president claimed "big flows of people" are entering the United States illegally to take advantage of DACA. "He'll say anything he can say at the moment that he thinks will get him his wall", Democratic congressman Steve Cohen told MSNBC.

"Must build Wall and secure our borders with proper Border legislation". Shortly after this meeting, the president unleashed a tirade of anti-immigration tweets, including, "Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release".

US President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated his opposition to the legalisation of hundreds of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

Trump's comments were followed by a call to action: Congress must "use the nuclear option if necessary" - using a Senate maneuver to lower the threshold to break a filibuster from 60 votes to 51, weaking the power of the minority party - to pass border security legislation.

"With all of the money they make from the United States, hopefully they will stop people from coming through their country and into ours, at least until Congress changes our immigration laws!"

The caravan organized by Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or "People Without Borders", has reportedly overwhelmed some of the small towns it stayed in overnight as the immigrants make their way to the U.S.

The president most likely meant their southern border.

Trump tweeted that the situation is "Getting more dangerous" and "Caravans" are coming.

It's unclear, however, whether there is any appetite in Congress for such changes, especially now that the president has said he is no longer interested in protecting young "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation. Judd also said Congress needs to pass tougher laws, an idea Trump appeared to echo, and create more bed space for immigration authorities to house people.

At a news conference announcing the signing of the $1.3 trillion spending bill in which Trump didn't get what he had wanted on immigration, the president tried to convince the almost 8 in 10 Latinos who voted against him in the 2016 election that his party supports them more than anyone else. "With all of the money they make from the US, hopefully they will stop people from coming through their country and into ours, at least until Congress changes our immigration laws!"

In a series of tweets on April 2, Donald Trump announced that the debate on DACA was officially over before blasting Democrats even further.

This isn't the first time Trump has called for a change to Senate rules by invoking the "nuclear option", which would permit a simple majority to move forward on a measure.

"Mexico is making a fortune on NAFTA.They have very strong border laws - ours are pathetic". White House Chief of Staff John Kelly did not travel with him, but senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, a proponent of hard-line immigration policies, has been with Trump.

White House officials did not immediately comment on the reports.

Migrants who are not capable of proving that they face prosecution or that their lives are at risk in their home county are unlikely to be allowed to remain in the US.

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