Trump: 'We Cannot Allow All of These People to Invade Our Country'
WASHINGTON, DC – June 25, 2018
President Donald Trump on Sunday continued escalating his rhetoric about migrants, tweeting, "We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order..."
Trump once again railed against U.S. immigration laws, calling them a "mockery" to law and order in his tweetstorm.
“....Our Immigration policy, laughed at all over the world, is very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years! Immigration must be based on merit - we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!” he wrote on his twitter.
Trump called for stricter immigration laws from the very beginning of the presidential campaign, even promising to build a wall on the border between the US and Mexico. Trump’ s "zero tolerance" policy has significantly increased the number children being separated from their parents, which has also now become an emotional flash point in the national debate over immigration.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., visiting a processing center for undocumented immigrants on the Texas border, dismissed the implication that the migrants should be denied due process. A mother with a young child who faced threats from gangs and asks for asylum in the U.S. should not be rejected without a hearing, she said.
"That's not what our country stands for," she said. "We do have a system of laws."
An American Civil Liberties Union official blasted Trump's statement, saying the president was suggesting an "illegal and unconstitutional" policy change.
"Any official who has sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution and laws should disavow it unequivocally," said Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project.
This week, President Trump signed an executive order that he claimed would end the family separation practice.