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President says migrants straining US immigration system

President says migrants straining US immigration system”

Trump will visit Calexico, California, for a tour of the border on Friday, just days after also announcing that he would end USA aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, even though the money is created to discourage migration. When complaining about the Flores legal settlement that governs treatment of migrant children and families, he blamed "Judge Flores, whoever you may be".

President Trump, in an interview with Fox & Friends that aired Saturday morning, declared the "country is full" and said the U.S. immigration system can no longer absorb a mass influx of illegal immigrants, but praised Mexico for stopping border crossings after his threat to shut down the U.S. -Mexico border.

The southern border is almost 2,000 miles long and already has about 650 miles of different types of barriers, including short vehicle barricades and tall, steel fences that go up to 30 feet high.

Jeh Johnson, President Barack Obama's Homeland Security secretary, has been the most prominent Democrat to acknowledge what he said was a "crisis" at the border, in remarks that have been widely circulated by Republicans and conservative news outlets in recent days.

Trump also threatened to impose vehicle tariffs if the country didn't step up its apprehension of migrants transiting through the country to the US from Central and South America. "The president should focus on reducing the demand and facilitating drug treatment centres here in the United States", he added.

The President visited the Del Rio Sector to have a first- hand inspection of the wall.

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Trump indicated again that closing the border is no longer on the cards at present, but reiterated a warning that he will impose 25 percent tariffs on auto imports from Mexico if illegal migration and drug smuggling are not controlled.

The attorneys general claim that Trump is disregarding the will of Congress and separation of powers by moving these funds, which hurts their states, and also failing to provide the required environmental impact statement, particularly for New Mexico and other border states.

"A lot of people aren't even bringing too many suits anymore, a lot of people who are bringing suits, it's pretty hard for them to say it's not an emergency", he said.

US President Donald Trump visited the Mexican border on Friday to deliver a message to would-be illegal immigrants and asylum seekers: don't bother coming.

Around 200 protesters, accompanied by a giant inflatable balloon depicting Trump as a baby, were waiting for the president in Mexicali, the town on the Mexican side of the frontier.

Trump's Calexico visit came at the end of a tumultuous week that laid bare the president's growing frustration and limitations in controlling the U.S. southern border.

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"The asylum program is a scam", Trump said.

Leaders of the three countries signed the USMCA in November after more than a year of negotiations.

"Since our founding, this country has been a place of refuge - a safe haven for people fleeing tyranny, oppression and violence".

The governor says the president's rhetoric disregards the Constitution, the justice system "and what it means to be an American".

Congress gave Trump about $1.375 billion in February to build 55 miles of new fencing, along the Rio Grande Valley area in Texas, although lawmakers restricted the construction to barrier designs that had already been deployed.

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