Trump Announces Planned Crackdown on Asylum Seekers

Aaron Brown
November 3, 2018

"NOW COMES Plaintiffs Maria Doris Pineda, Jasmine Ortega Sanchez, Francisco Javier Castillos, Holivia Adeline Castillos, Dina Ruc, and Marta Lopez, and file this civil action against the Trump administration for violations of their procedural and substantive due process rights", says the lawsuit by DC-based John M. Shoreman, plus three additional lawyers in Atlanta, Mario B. Williams, Julie Oinonen, and Dallas S. LePierre.

"They've overrun the Mexican police and they've overrun and hurt, badly, Mexican soldiers", Trump said of so-called migrant "caravans" from Central America.

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 global bridge. Our military fights back. "I don't want these people throwing rocks".

The U.S. president has spent the final days of the campaign hammering the issue as he tries to energize Republican voters, and his favorite target has been the migrant caravan of nearly 4,000 people that is still more than 800 miles away from the nearest U.S. border. The U.S. also doesn't have space at the border to manage the large-scale detention of migrants, with most facilities at capacity.

He claimed the caravan of migrants is causing " a crisis on our southern border" and added: "This is a perilous situation (that will) become even more hazardous".

"We're going to catch, we're not going to release", Trump said. "We're not letting them into our country".

President Trump said Wednesday that as many as 15,000 USA troops could eventually be sent to the border.

PV2 Robert Marschewski, 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado told CBN News, "As a combat engineer we are highly trained in obstacles, which will be very useful right now".

Asked today if he thought they'd be firing on the migrants, Trump said he hopes not, but did not rule it out entirely.

Trump's comments Thursday were widely criticized as an authorization for troops to consider stone-throwing proportional to the use of a firearm, and respond with equal levels of lethal force. President Donald Trump has said the number could reach 15,000. Immigration advocates contend this would violate current law, which allows anyone entering the country to apply for asylum no matter how they arrived.

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The official added that verbal orders went out this past weekend to some units and additional written orders are starting Monday. President Donald Trump says asylum seekers must go to ports of entry in order to make a claim.

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His experience with the caravan had taught him one thing, he said: "The next time, I'm going to need a 'coyote, '" or smuggler. Under the Posse Comitatus Act , federal troops are mostly prohibited from engaging in domestic law enforcement activities.

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In 2014, when there was an increase in families crossing the country's border, the Obama administration detained families who were waiting on asylum claims. He railed against "birth tourism", where mothers from overseas travel to America to have babies so they will automatically be US citizens.

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President Donald Trump said asylum-seekers will have to "lawfully present themselves" at a USA port of entry in remarks he gave on November 1 addressing what he called a "crisis at the southern border". "So we're not releasing them into the community".

About 20 percent of asylum applications were granted in 2017, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

"A sizable portion of those coming are women and children", he said.

In a meandering speech at the White House about immigration, Trump recycled numerous talking points he touts on the campaign trail - but offered little in the way of concrete ways to address the problems he embellished.

Trump also tweeted a video Wednesday alleging, without evidence, that Democrats were responsible for allowing a homicidal immigrant into the U.S. The video was reminiscent of the infamous "Willie Horton" ad used against Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis in 1988 and condemned as racist.

Senator Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, called the ad "sickening" and said Republicans "should denounce it".

While it's true the underlying laws were the same, the Trump administration mandated anyone caught crossing the border illegally was to be criminally prosecuted. The 1878 Posse Comitatus Act, which was originally passed to prevent federal troops from policing voting in former Confederate states, restricts the use of the armed forces to enforce laws. "Immigrants have built that country", she said.

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