(CNSNews.com) – President Donald Trump ended his Easter Monday the same way he began it — tweeting his frustration about unchecked, illegal immigration to the United States from Central American by way of Mexico.
In two tweets, the President wrote:
“As ridiculous as it sounds, the laws of our country do not easily allow us to send those crossing our Southern Border back where they came from. A whole big wasted procedure must take place. Mexico Canada have tough immigration laws, whereas ours are an Obama joke. ACT CONGRESS”
His second tweet read:
“Honduras, Mexico and many other countries that the U.S. is very generous to, sends many of their people to our country through our WEAK IMMIGRATION POLICIES. Caravans are heading here. Must pass tough laws and build the WALL. Democrats allow open borders, drugs and crime!”
On Sunday, speaking about a caravan of Central Americans now on their way to the southern border, Trump told reporters: “Mexico has got to help us at the border. They flow right through Mexico, they send them into the United States. It can’t happen that way anymore.”
Trump also said “a lot of people are coming in because they want to take advantage of DACA.” He blames Democrats for failing to take him up on his offer to allow a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants brought here as children, in exchange for $25 billion to build his border wall.
President Trump’s renewed emphasis on illegal immigration arose over the holiday weekend, when press reports said a “caravan” of some 1,500 Central Americans is now in Mexico making its way to the U.S. border where they will demand asylum.
During the month of February 2018, Customs and Border Protection reported a 2.4 percent increase in individuals apprehended while trying to enter the country illegally in between established ports of entry, and in those presenting themselves for entry without proper documentation, along the Southwest border.
In February, a total of 26,666 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on the Southwest Border, compared with 25,978 in January and 28,998 in December 2017. In Fiscal Year 2017, the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 303,916 individuals along our Southwest Border, compared with 408,870 in FY16, 331,333 in FY15, and 479,371 in FY14.
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