"And a lot of people are coming in because they want to take advantage of DACA, and we're going to have to really see". "It's a shame", according to a pool report.
One of his tweets apparently referred to a group of 1,500 men, women and children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who are traveling in a so-called "refugee caravan" organized by Pueblo sin Fronteras, a USA -based immigration advocacy group. The group organized two similar caravans in 2017 and has aided migrants and refugees on the move for over 15 years, according to its website.
Trump then tied the North American Free Trade Agreement, now being re-negotiated by the United States, Mexico, and Canada, to Trump's campaign promise to build a border wall along the southern us border.
Trump tweeted that the situation is "Getting more dangerous" and "Caravans" are coming.
Monday on The Chad Hasty Show Washington Times columnist and political analyst Matt Mackowiak joined the show to talk about immigration, Trump's comments on a DACA deal, and the Senate. Here are the facts.
While the tweets are amusing for members of the caravan, they aren't doing much for U.S. -Mexico relations, already suffering over Trump's support for a border wall and stalled NAFTA renegotiations.
His tweet follows his assertion on Sunday that "ridiculous liberal" Democrats were impeding Border Patrol agents' ability to "do their job". They flow right through Mexico; they send them into the United States.
During an appearance on Fox and Friends, the union chief of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon Judd, suggested the "catch and release" policy was partly to blame.
The president, in his tweets, criticized what he called "Catch & Release", a practice in which illegal aliens detained in the US are sometimes released as they wait for hearings before immigration judges.
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Judd, on Fox News' Fox and Friends, said the people seeking asylum would "create havoc and chaos" while in the USA awaiting hearings on their refugee status.
"Once they enter the country, even if we are standing at the border with our hands out saying, "Don't enter, don't enter, ' all they have to do is cross one foot into the border and we have to take them into custody", he said".
Trump tweeted similar claims on Sunday after Fox News reported on a caravan of more than 1,000 Central Americans heading through Mexico to claim asylum in the United States.
The Mexican peso trimmed its losses in late NY session on news of the meetings, rallying from a session low 18.355 per US dollar toward 18.20. Mexico's foreign minister, Luis Videgaray Caso, fired back at Trump on Sunday following the president's initial tweets.
Trump rescinded the Obama-era program, which protects immigrants who arrived in the country without documents as children, but it is now tied up in the courts and the fate of the so-called "Dreamers" remains in a legal limbo. John Kasich, the Republican governor of OH who is seen as a possible primary challenger to Trump in 2020, tweeted: "A true leader preserves & offers hope, doesn't take hope from innocent children who call America home".
In another tweet yesterday morning, Trump declared: "DACA is dead because the Democrats didn't care or act, and now everyone wants to get onto the DACA bandwagon".
Trump, when addressing reporters briefly before entering the church, again blamed Democrats for failing to protect the "Dreamers".
It should be noted that the migrants who are traveling in the caravan, no matter their age, would not qualify for DACA.
Proposed DACA deals crafted by lawmakers and rejected by Trump also were not open to new participants. Under the president's orders, renewal applications for people who already benefitted from the program needed to have been turned in by October 5, 2017.