Trump announces plan to block asylum seekers at the U.S-Mexico border

8 month ago

President Trump said in a speech Thursday that in order to encounter what he called the "crisis at our southern border" and the increase of "not legitimate asylum-seekers", his administration is intending to take executive action next week to block the abuse of the U.S asylum system, in a lengthy statement that comes just days before the midterm elections.

He claimed that the emergency steps he plans to take come to protect the country from what he considers an "invasion" and a moving fraud that threatens to overwhelm the immigration system, and required that asylum-seekers should "lawfully present themselves" at a port of entry.

The president also warned the caravan's members who reportedly threw rocks at members from the Mexican police, and suggested the U.S military at the border could fire if attacked. "We will consider that a firearm, the maximum we can consider that, because they're throwing rocks viciously and violently. We're not going to put up with that. They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back. " He added "These illegal caravans will not be allowed into the United States ". And continued: "They should turn back now. They're wasting their time."