United States President Donald Trump said on Thursday the country was finalising a plan to deny asylum to people who enter the country outside legal ports of entry, as he hardens his stance against a caravan of migrants traveling from Central America.
President Donald Trump said Friday that if migrants approaching the US border throw rocks at USA military or border patrol personnel like they did with Mexican authorities, they will be arrested, not potentially shot.
Trump didn't directly answer a question about whether the children of migrants would again be separated from their parents if they cross the border, and he suggested that if migrants commit violence such as throwing rocks at American troops deployed to the border they could be met with gunfire.
President Donald Trump on Friday attempted to clarify what he said the day before, when he claimed rocks thrown by migrants crossing into the United States would be considered the same as gunfire.
Some migrants in one of the caravans clashed with Mexican police at the Mexico-Guatemala border, hurling stones and other objects as they tried to cross the worldwide bridge.
Trump said Thursday he was "not going to put up with" any sort of violence directed at those US forces, warning the military would fight back. Fought back hard and viciously against Mexico at Northern Border before breaking through, ' Trump tweeted Wednesday. "I told them to consider it a rifle", Trump said. "No, we do not have the capacity, capability to address that type of flow", she said.
He responded that stone throwing would be seen as a lethal threat. Immigration officials have turned away asylum-seekers at border crossings because of overcrowding, telling them to return at a later date.
"What Trump said is stupid", Maldonado said while walking to the town of Donaji.
Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan
The trip could be twice as long if the migrants head for the Tijuana-San Diego frontier, as another caravan did earlier this year. He said the caravans was "different" than those seen by the United States in the past, adding that they were better organized.
To support the reason he is embarking on the new policy, Trump said that upon releasing asylum seekers, "they never show up at the trials".
"Under this plan, the illegal aliens will no longer get a free pass into our country by lodging miraculous claims in seeking asylum", Trump said.
One Honduran man traveling with the caravan told us they are coming in, no matter what they may face. "They do that with us, they're going to be arrested, there's going to be problems". The caravan of an estimated 4,000 people is still almost 1,600 kilometres from the border.
In 1991, Congress passed a law that allows the Pentagon to assist federal and state law enforcement officials during domestic anti-drug operations. "For a long time, if necessary".
"Decisions regarding arming of DoD personnel for self-defense purposes and related rules for the use of force", reads an October 25, 2018 memorandum from the Department of Homeland Security to the Pentagon, "will be informed by the circumstances of their missions and made by the DoD.and in consultation with the CBP".
It's not clear how Trump's proposal would work under existing law. Late Wednesday, he promoted a racially charged advertisement on Twitter showing an undocumented immigrant who killed two police officers in California smirking and boasting in court as the words "Democrats let him into our country" and "let him stay" flash across the screen.
With or without the Mexican government's help, it remained unclear how many migrants would make it to the USA border; many days of scorching heat, constant walking, chills, rain and illness have taken their toll.
He brought up immigration issues several times during a political rally Thursday night in Columbia, Missouri. Think of it. Somebody walks into our country, reads a statement given by a lawyer, and we have a three-and-a-half-year court case for one person.