A literal caravan of over 1,000 of Central American migrants, mostly from Honduras, is heading in the direction of the U.S. southern border. While some plan to flee unrest in their home countries by staying in Mexico, many are attempting to enter the United States. Unsurprisingly, the president had thoughts to share on the subject on Sunday and Monday morning.
Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. “Caravans” coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2018
President Trump highlighted the failings of the “catch-and-release” policy that has enabled illegal immigrants with criminal violations to remain in the U.S. He also reiterated Congress’ years-long failure to enact meaningful immigration reform and strengthen border security:
…Congress must immediately pass Border Legislation, use Nuclear Option if necessary, to stop the massive inflow of Drugs and People. Border Patrol Agents (and ICE) are GREAT, but the weak Dem laws don’t allow them to do their job. Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2018
“Last month, Congress passed a $1.3 trillion funding package that included $1.6 billion in border wall spending. But much of that money can only be used to repair existing segments, not build new sections. Congress also put restrictions on the types of barriers that can be built,” according to a Fox News report.