Trump tells migrants to go home because USA 'is full'

Trump tells migrants to go home because USA 'is full'

Trump tells migrants to go home because USA 'is full'

Before touring a just completed 30-foot (9 metre) tall, 2.2 mile (3.5 km) barrier at Calexico, Trump said more USA military resources will be dispatched to the border.

Donald Trump had a unwelcoming message to those seeking political asylum in the United States: Don't bother.

Donald Trump once again insisted the US immigration system was overburdened and illegal border crossings must be stopped on a visit to the US-Mexico border in California.

"The system is full and we can't take you anymore".

"Our country is full", Trump said in a warning to migrants.

For years, Trump's solution to illegal immigration was to build a wall on the border, which he originally said Mexico would pay for.

Trump declared a national emergency at the border in February to secure the money that Congress refused to give him for the wall.

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday also filed a lawsuit challenging Trump's ability to seize the funds, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, also a Democrat, said.

The California trip followed a retreat from earlier threats to close the border, which had sparked fears of serious economic damage.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Mexico has been apprehending as many as 1,000 migrants a day and removing 700 of them, which is double the levels of just a week ago.

Previously, the Mexican Government freely handed out humanitarian visas with the goal of allowing people to stay and work legally in Mexico.

"I never changed my mind at all".

In recent months, the number of families crossing into the US has climbed to record highs, pushing the system to what administration officials say is a breaking point.

In the meantime, tensions between agencies and at the White House have been bubbling up.

Trump also heard from Sheriff Dave Robinson of Kings County, California, who was representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the roundtable.

Jesus Seade, the Mexican undersecretary for North America, would not comment on Trump's remarks about possible tarriffs and said the trade agreement was separate from immigration issues. But Flores was an unaccompanied 15-year-old girl from El Salvador.

On Thursday, he told reporters at the White House he wants to see Mexico stop more migrants at its southern border.

"It's a scam, it's a hoax".

The President said his administration has made progress in its push to define the situation at the border as "an absolute emergency".

"Since our founding, this country has been a place of refuge - a safe haven for people fleeing tyranny, oppression and violence", Governor Gavin Newsom.

House Democrats would nearly certainly reject any plans to simply deport unaccompanied minors or otherwise rewrite the law governing asylum or family detentions that they see as protecting young migrants who are often fleeing hard conditions.

For a week, the president had repeatedly warned of a potential imminent closure of the border, resulting in an outcry from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who warned of dire economic consequences from disrupted commerce and travel. More than half of those are families with children.

The president toured a 2.25-mile stretch of newly constructed border fencing on Friday, which features 30-feet high steel slats. His administration so far has only replaced existing fencing.

And plans to renovate the barrier were started under the Obama administration in 2009.

Although a border closing has been hurriedly pushed back, the tariffs idea is causing confusion.

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