(National Sentinel) Immigration Reformed: POTUS Donald Trump told Fox News‘ Laura Ingraham Monday night that he was determined to deny entry to thousands of migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. in caravans.
U.S. border officials are planning to detain migrants seeking asylum in “tent cities,” the president said and if they “don’t get asylum, they get out,” Lifezette reported.
“If they applied for asylum, we’re going to hold them until such time as their trial takes place,” POTUS told Ingraham. “We’re going to build tent cities. We’re going to put tents up all over the place. We’re not going to build structures and spend all of this — you know, hundreds of millions of dollars.”
“We’re going to have tents. They’re going to be very nice, and they’re going to wait, and if they don’t get asylum, they get out,” the president added.
Mexican officials have offered migrants traveling in the caravans asylum, jobs, schooling, and medical care, as well as a place to live, and hundreds of them have taken the offer. But thousands refused and are continuing on to the United States.
As such, the president has declared the caravans a “national emergency” and is deploying as many as 7,100 National Guard and regular Army troops to the border to assist border authorities.
“It’s the problem with our country — when you look at that caravan … A lot of bad people [are] in there,” POTUS Trump warned. “People that are in gangs — we don’t want them in this country.”
“I called up the military. This caravan is not — they’re wasting their time. They are not coming into the country,” Trump said. “We’re catching, we’re not releasing. So they want to come over. But we’re not even doing that. We’re not letting them into this country.
“We have to have strong borders. If we don’t have strong borders, we don’t have a country,” he said.
Sounds like the migrants should have all taken Mexico up on its offer instead.
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