Currents News Staff
President Donald Trump announced Thursday his plans to revamp U.S. asylum system, but did not give specifics on what he would change.
“My administration is finalizing a plan to end the rampant abuse of our asylum system. It’s abused,” Trump said.
Trump says he’ll issue an executive order sometime next week, which will also include ending what he calls the “catch and release” immigration program.
“We’re going to catch. We’re not going to release. They’re going to stay with us until the deportation hearing or asylum hearing takes place.”
Trump went on to address the thousands of Central American migrants making their way to the us border, saying it is like an “invasion.”
“These illegal caravans will not be allowed into the United States. They should turn back now cause they are wasting their time.”
Defense officials have emphasized that U.S. troops already at the border or who are headed to the border are there to support civil authorities only.
But Trump did not rule out military force at the U.S. – Mexico border when he was asked what if someone in the caravan throws rocks or stones at troops.
“I tell em consider it a rifle. When they throw rocks like they did at the Mexico military and police. I say consider it a rifle.”