Trump: We Can’t ‘Allow These People to Invade Our Country’

The president says illegal migrants should not have due process and must be immediately sent back

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President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the United States can't allow migrants to "invade" the country and must be immediately sent back where they came from without due process.

"We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents…" Trump tweeted.

He added that our immigration policy is "very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally."

In the last week, the Trump administration triggered bipartisan backlash by implementing a zero-tolerance policy toward illegal border crossings, charging all individuals who cross the border illegally with unlawful entry. People who claim to seek asylum are also charged with unlawful entry and taken into custody until their case is processed. Federal law prevents children from being held in the same detention facility as those charged with unlawful entry, causing border patrol agents to separate children from their families.

Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to stop separating parents and children at the U.S. border.

"We are keeping families together, and this will solve that problem," he said after signing the order in the Oval Office. "At the time, we are keeping a very powerful border, and it continues to be a zero tolerance [policy]—we have zero tolerance for people that enter our country illegally."

Families in detainment wait until their case is brought before an immigration judge. Trump signaled in his tweet that he doesn't want migrants and asylum seekers to have to be processed through the court system. It isn't the first time Trump has criticized the judicial process for migrants who cross the border illegally. Last week, he rejected calls from Congress to hire more immigration judges.

"We don't want judges, we want security on the border," Trump said.

Republicans in the House of Representatives tried to pass a conservative immigration bill last week, but the vote failed. Trump urged congressional Republicans to "stop wasting their time" on immigration until after the midterm elections.

Andrew Kugle   Email | Full Bio | RSS
Andrew Kugle is the assistant social media editor for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2013. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, he worked as a Staff/Press Assistant for South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Andrew is from De Pere, Wisconsin and lives in D.C. His Twitter handle is @AndrewJKugle. You can reach him at kugle@freebeacon.com.

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