US asylum process is at the center of Trump’s immigration ire

US asylum process is at the center of Trump’s immigration ire

US asylum process is at the center of Trump’s immigration ire

President Donald Trump said Wednesday at a political fundraiser in Texas that he's "going to have to call up more military" to the U.S. -Mexico border, as a growing number of migrants have been apprehended by law enforcement.

"President Obama separated the children", Trump said.

Trump also accused Obama of building "cages" that he thought were "very inappropriate".

"President Obama had child separation, take a look", he added.

"In my 30 years as an agent, I have never witnessed the conditions we are now facing on the Southwest border", said Rodolfo Karisch, chief patrol agent for the Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector, which is responsible for 320 miles of the almost 2,000-mile USA border with Mexico.

In addition, around 10,800 people who presented themselves at ports of entry were deemed inadmissible in March, bringing the number of total border enforcement actions to above 103,000, the most for one month in more than a decade.

He went on to say that without the family separation policy, more people enter the U.S. illegally and treat it "like a picnic" or going to "Disneyland".

The president's increasingly erratic immigration rhetoric comes as he is carrying out staff changes that critics warn could make his policies toward migrants even more brutal.

Even some of Trump's critics admit that the president has a point about USA asylum laws not being up to the current task: us immigration courts and the asylum system are overwhelmed, with 850,000 cases and 424 judges, making them inefficient and unwieldy.

The ACLU and other groups also argue in the lawsuit that a law allowing the return of some immigrants to Mexico does not apply to asylum seekers who cross the border illegally or arrive at a border crossing without proper documents. So unfair to the U.S.

As for Nielsen's job, Trump announced that Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan would serve as acting DHS secretary.

"We're not looking to do that", the president told reporters on Tuesday before a meeting with Egypt's president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, adding a raft of criticisms of United States immigration policy and Congress. In mid-March, The Washington Post reported that as many as 240 migrants seeking asylum had been sent back to Mexico since the since the policy was unveiled in January. But it would let Democrats show voters they're responsive to the rush of migrants that has overwhelmed federal officials and left border communities struggling to cope - rather than simply objecting to Trump's moves.

The order will go into effect on Friday night, at which point the Trump administration will likely attempt to seek a stay in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The Trump administration hopes making asylum seekers wait in Mexico will discourage weak claims and reduce an immigration court backlog of more than 800,000 cases. The photos, taken in 2014 by The Associated Press, were wrongly described as illustrating imprisonment under the Trump administration.

"The Border Patrol is facing unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis".

After a federal judge ruled against the policy, it became clear to the public that there was little the administration could do to detain anyone traveling with a child for a long period of time.

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