Hundreds of U.S. troops are already heading to the border to deal with the army of migrants advancing towards our southern border. Now Trump is also considering an executive order to block their entry.
FOX News reports:
Trump mulls plan to bar entry of all migrants at US-Mexico border
President Trump is considering a sweeping executive order that would block migrants, including asylum seekers, from entering the U.S. at the southern border in a bid to stop the caravan traveling north through Mexico.
The White House, if it goes ahead with the measure, would issue new regulations restricting certain migrants from seeking asylum. The rules would effectively block most if not all the migrants who are taking part in the caravan, Politico first reported.
Fox News has learned the proposal originated out of the White House and is one of several being considered. No final decision has been made.
“The Administration is considering a wide range of administrative, legal and legislative options to address the Democrat-created crisis of mass illegal immigration. No decisions have been made at this time. Nor will we forecast to smugglers or caravans what precise strategies will or will not be deployed,” a White House official said.
The order would be akin to Trump’s previous aggressive immigration-blocking executive orders, such as the travel ban aimed at halting people from some Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
Trump should do this. It will send a loud message to others who would consider forming another “caravan” in the future.