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Trump details plan for tougher U.S. entry for migrants

Trump details plan for tougher U.S. entry for migrants

Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Trump denied suggestions that the administration is using "fear mongering" to amplify the threat posed by a group of migrants traveling north through Mexico, some of whom said they intend to seek asylum in the United States.

He said Thursday that he would issue an executive order "sometime next week" that would be "quite comprehensive". He promised an executive order sometime next week that would ban migrants from claiming asylum if they cross the border illegally, and would set up vast tent cities that would hold anyone coming over the border.

"This is totally legal". He repeated his vow to indefinitely lock up asylum-seekers while they pursue immigration claims, and claimed that "almost everybody" is abusing the system rather than pursuing legitimate efforts.

Trump hopes to fire up core Republican voters and spur the party to retain dominance of both chambers of Congress. "We have a lot of everything".

"Many times the asylum applicants are specifically those types of people who have been forced to flee and therefore they will not be able to avail themselves of the normal processes in their home countries", Hoffman tells TIME.

"They're going to understand the rules for that interaction and they'll be consistent with CBP", he said.

Immigrant rights groups are expected to challenge any limits placed on access to asylum.

In the interview with ABC's chief White House correspondent, Jonathan Karl, Trump also took issue with the media's estimates of the sizes of caravans of Central American migrants slowly making their way toward the United States.

An estimated 4,000 Central American migrants in a caravan have been walking across Mexico toward the US border.

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Trump says he's sending thousands of U.S. troops to stop an "invasion" of migrants at the U.S. -Mexico border even though the migrants are on foot hundreds of miles away.

Trump's tweet was referring to reports on Sunday that a group of migrants broke through a gate at Guatemala's border, clashing with local police.

"Nobody's coming in. We're not allowing people to come in". Trump did not substantiate his claim that members of the MS-13 gang, in particular, are among them.

Associated Press President Donald Trump launched his campaign with an attack on immigrants and hasn't stopped since.

This deployment is separate from an ongoing National Guard effort to support border authorities with technical assistance. But the most comparable example can likely be found under George W. Bush, who in 2006, sent some 6,000 Guardsmen to the border for a two year period starting in 2006, a cost to taxpayers of $1.2 billion.

Migrants reaching Mexico after crossing the Suchiate River from Tecun Uman in Guatemala to Ciudad Hidalgo in Mexico on October 29, 2018, a day after a security fence on the worldwide bridge was reinforced to prevent them from passing through. Claims have spiked in recent years, and there is now a backlog of more than 800,000 cases pending in immigration court.

Trump also said his administration will "catch" immigrants but no longer "release" them.

The Trump administration has been looking at ways to limit the number of asylum seekers. "Asylum is a very special protection".