Trump Considering Executive Action to Stop Migrant Caravan
Migrants remained “unfazed” by Trump, according to The Guardian
Reports came out late Thursday night that President Donald Trump has been considering using executive action to stop the migrant caravan that is headed to our border. From Politico:
Under the plan, the Trump administration would publish fast-track regulation that would restrict certain migrants’ ability to seek asylum. The regulation would be paired with a related proclamation from President Donald Trump.
The executive actions would follow the playbook of Trump’s most sensational immigration moves and test the bounds of public approval and legality, according to those familiar with it. Trump has fumed publicly and privately in recent days about a caravan of migrants traveling north through Mexico and challenged aides to find a solution.
To those in the Caravan, turnaround, we are not letting people into the United States illegally. Go back to your Country and if you want, apply for citizenship like millions of others are doing!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2018
It’s similar to the travel order Trump established against people from certain countries traveling to America in the beginning of his term.
“The administration is considering a wide range of administrative, legal and legislative options to address the Democrat-created crisis of mass illegal immigration,” a White House official told The San Francisco Chronicle. “No decisions have been made at this time. Nor will we forecast to smugglers or caravans what precise strategies will or will not be deployed.”
The San Francisco Chronicle wrote “Trump would be acting under a provision in the Immigration and Nationality Act,” which allows him “to ban certain classes of immigrants from entering the country if they are deemed ‘detrimental to the interests of the United States.'”
The article continued:
First, Homeland Security and the Justice Department would issue a rule limiting immigrants’ ability to seek asylum if they are part of a population barred by the president. The rule would take effect immediately, unlike most, and be justified as an extraordinary situation.
That would clear the way for Trump to issue a proclamation directed at a specific population, expected to target the 7,000-plus Central Americans heading toward the U.S.
None of the sources had seen a draft of the proclamation, which would ultimately dictate how sweeping or targeted the rule would be, though they had seen or heard about the draft of the initial rule.
None of the articles mention the reports that claim people “from all over the world” have placed themselves into the caravan, including Asian countries like Bangladesh.
There’s also a second caravan forming in Guatemala.
I blogged yesterday that Trump and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will probably send 800 troops to the border to counter the migrant caravan. From CNN:
The officials tell CNN final details are being worked out including where the troops will come from and their specific tasks.
The troops will not engage in lethal operations to stop the migrants. Instead, they are expected to provide fencing, wall materials and other technical support at several key points along the border where it is believed the migrants may try to cross.
The troops will also provide tents and medical care for border authorities in those areas. The troops retain the right of self-defense, but border patrol officers will still be the ones physically stopping illegal migration, the officials said.
According to The Guardian, caravan members remain unfazed by Trump’s threats:
But caravan participants appear unfazed by Trump’s bluster.
Many, including Ávila, expressed optimism in their idealized vision of America: a country of justice and opportunity – the opposite, they said, of the oppressive and corrupt governments back home, whose misrule has sent them fleeing with little more than the clothes on their back.
“We think he’ll change his way of thinking and let us through,” Ávila said of the US president. “What’s we’re asking God for is that he allows us to enter the United States so that all this sacrifice doesn’t go in vain.”
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He’s not bluffing. They would be best served to consider that. It was reported in June that they were setting up a ‘tent city’ in Camp Pendleton to house illegals
Allowing the illegals into the country to be interned at Camp Pendleton would be a bad idea. Once across the border they become entitled to all of our Constitutional protections, which is one of the aims of the organizers. Better to close the border to keep them in Mexico and let AMLO deal with them.
Mexico has already offered them asylum, so there is no justification whatsoever for letting them into the U.S.
“The troops will not engage in lethal operations to stop the migrants.”
This is a big mistake. order them to turn back, place one Hellfire in their path as a warning, and if they do not heed the warning plant a few in their front ranks.
Maybe if we had done a better job repelling earlier waves of illegals, we would not now need to take drastic action now.
We need ti take equally drastic action to get rid of 20-30 million other illegals already in America.
Place a moratorium on asylum claims and close the border. Anyone caught in the U.S Illegally should be deported and deposited far from the border immediately, no matter if they arrived today or years ago. Then, after current asylum claims are adjudicated, perhaps we can reopen the border in a limited fashion. Anyone claiming asylum should apply at a consulate, not the border.
We need to get to the bottom of who is organizing and funding this, and then we need to make those people very sorry.
Hopefully, this will be force emigration reform that will mitigate the risk and collateral damage from immigration reform. Under normal circumstances, the rate of immigration should exceed the rate of assimilation and integration before Planned Parenthood.
Unless we’re dealing with another Soviet Union, Communist China, Socialist Germany, or Hutu-Tutsi cycle of retributive and redistributive change, then mass emigration is evidence of anti-native activism (e.g. refugee crisis, rabid diversity) at the source or destination.
rate of immigration should NOT exceed the rate of assimilation…
So what country will be forced to change their emigration laws (if they have any)? Not too many countries restrict people leaving these days. And what collateral damage would there be if we have some sort of immigration reform (depending on what we mean by that term, the Republican meaning or the Democrat meaning).
I don’t see the Socialist-Democrats allowing any permanent change in our immigration laws, but I do see them making a beeline for courthouses in Hawaii and CA (MA and NY too?) for legal assistance in stopping the President.
Stopping those who want to stop Trump is what the Kavanaugh fight was about.
If we had not formed a Military to protect our Nation starting for Outide the Borders…
There would never have been a United States of America.
Somebody took our Military off that job.
I bet one of you knows who did that. I have been a-wondering…
Put the Military back on the detail, and call it ” Job Done “
Those guys have little or no baggage. Many of them don’t even have a bottle of water.
Makes you wonder how they are traveling the days and days and thousands of miles to the border, doesn’t it?
Round them up. Fingerprint them. Convict them of the CRIME they are guilty of.
They aren’t allowed to live or work in the US for the rest of their lives.
Enough of this bullshit. If you come here illegally you lose the right to ever attempt to live here legally.
If you just nip it in the bud, and do not allow them in… you are done.
Notice what is going on here. The courts have so conspired to thwart our laws that we have to issue an executive order just to find a way enforce them.
The actions Trump takes will have to be of the untakable-backable type. I.e. if he puts ten thousand people in a tent city in Camp Pendleton, some judge in Hawaii will declare it unfit for human habitation and demand they be released into the US pending their hearings. If he accelerates hearings, the same judge will declare the hearings are not good enough, and so forth.
So I would propose as they step across the border illegally, they are caught, fingerprinted, taken to the airport, and directed onto whichever flight is going south to where they came from. Three hours from breaking the law to back at home. The judge will a week later throw a fit, but they’re back home, so too bad.
Don’t forget to give each of them an application-for-asylum form, along with the address of the Embassies and Consulates in their home countries where they can file those forms.
Flight? Dead wrong. Take a page from Eisenhower and put them on a slow boat.
There are several embassys in Mexico where anyone legit could apply for asylum here.
They need to be rejected on the Mexican side of the border. Once they are on US side, they have US Constitutional protections. Congress can change this. Though Congress is technically controlled by Republicans, it still takes Dem support to get anything to the floor. The Dems and RINOs are hoping for a humanitarian tragedy in order to score partisan hit points against Trump. They are cowards, and traitors.
Contact you representatives and senators Repeatedly, and let them know any blood that is shed will be on THEIR hands!!
Better to deploy 20,000 semi mounted human cannons along the border and start sending illegals back with a big enough charge that they will be hospitalized for months.
He already took Executive “Action”—in his oath of office; to protect us “from enemies, both foreign and domestic”.
Any other “action” is easily erased by the next person in office.
Much like DACA memorandum should be erased, not ajuducated in the court system.
People burning US flags in anger while holding foreign flags are not asylum seekers, but rather an invading army, uniforms or not.
They must be repelled as such including the use of military assets.