Trump Announces Plan to Limit Asylum-Seekers at Ports of Entry

Marsha Scott
November 2, 2018

The caravan is comprised of more than 3000 Central Americans that are almost 1,000 miles from the US border with Mexico as they travel by foot.

But administration officials claim that many asylum-seekers are exploiting "loopholes" in the law to gain entry to the U.S. Trump insisted that asylum-seekers are reading off a prepared script when they claim they would face danger back home. Approximately 1,000 miles separate the group from the nearest USA border crossing in McAllen, Texas.

"We'll go up to anywhere between 10 and 15,000 military personnel-on top of Border Patrol, ICE and everybody else at the border", Trump said.

Trump was to make his announcement during brief remarks Thursday afternoon, according to three people familiar with the plans. The Immigration and Nationality Act provides that any immigrant in the United States may apply for asylum, regardless of whether he or she entered the country through a designated port of entry.

He has ramped up the rhetoric daily ahead of next Tuesday's midterm congressional elections, accusing the opposition Democrats of wanting to throw open the borders to floods of "tough people", "rapists" and other types of threats. The second, with around 2,500 people, was 500 miles behind, in Tapachula, Mexico.

Migrants reaching Mexico after crossing the Suchiate River from Tecun Uman in Guatemala to Ciudad Hidalgo in Mexico on October 29, 2018, a day after a security fence on the worldwide bridge was reinforced to prevent them from passing through. -Mexican border in response to the still far-off caravans - roughly double the number the Pentagon said it now plans for a mission whose dimensions are shifting daily.

"Nobody's coming in. We're not allowing people to come in", Trump said. The President said he would sign an immigration-related executive order next week, but was not specific as to what it would address. "Vote Republican now!" The ad claimed, "President Donald J. Trump and Republicans are making America safe again!"

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USA immigration laws say migrants seeking asylum can do so no matter how they arrive at the U.S.

Navarrete told a news conference Wednesday that "Here we are talking about a humanitarian crisis of a lack of jobs, a lack of opportunities, and the use by third parties of a vulnerable population group like the migrants". "Some have been waiting for many years".

Airman 1st Class Trevor Pearce briefs troops aboard a C-17 Globemaster III at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on October 30, 2018, part of the support for Operation Faithful Patriot. On Monday, officials announced that about 5,200 were being deployed.

During his court appearance earlier this year, the Trump political ad shows Bracamontes saying, "The only thing that I (expletive) regret is that I (expletive) killed two". "Democrats let him into our country".

It was reminiscent of the infamous "Willie Horton" ad used against Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis in 1988 and condemned as racist.

The Trump administration is deploying troops on the USA border to stir up the president's political base, even though a migrant caravan traveling through Mexico poses no threat to United States national security, House of Representatives Minority Leader Pelosi said.

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