Trump demanding 'nuclear option' for border bill


President Donald Trump said yesterday that "our country is being stolen" due to an influx of illegal immigration, blaming Democrats for weak border protection policies.

"Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release", Trump went on.

Trump reiterated his call for Mexico to stop people from entering the United States, saying Mexico's "border laws work".

Brandon Judd, leader of the union representing border patrol agents, predicted on "Fox & Friends" that those in the caravan would create havoc and chaos in the they wait for what he described as immigration reform.

"Congress must immediately pass Border Legislation, use Nuclear Option if necessary, to stop the massive inflow of Drugs and People".

Trump rescinded the Obama-era program, which protects immigrants who arrived in the country without documents as children, but it is now tied up in the courts and the fate of the so-called "Dreamers" remains in a legal limbo.

In a series of tweets, the president said he would not make a deal for Dreamers, claiming that undocumented immigrants are pouring into the USA because they want in on the act.

Trump ran his campaign on promises to build a wall on the US-Mexico border and tougher immigration laws.

It was one takeaway from a long holiday break, during which Trump surrounded himself with the type of unwavering allies he's struggled to find in Washington, people familiar with their conversations said.

"We understand there was some reporting on Fox News [Sunday] morning about a caravan of people that are making their way through Central America, hoping to get to Mexico and then hoping to cross the border", Superville says.

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By traveling together, the immigrants hope to protect themselves from the crime and extortion that makes the route through Mexico toward the USA border risky.

"I asked some of the migrants on the caravan what they thought about Trump saying they were going to the USA for DACA". New DACA applications are not being accepted.

In the interim, renegotiation talks on NAFTA have become progressively worse, and more combative, as trade representatives from Canada, and Mexico are forced to deal with the new, America First, demands of the Trump Administration.

"For five days now", Adolfo Flores reported on Friday, "hundreds of Central Americans - children, women and men, majority from Honduras - have boldly crossed immigration checkpoints, military bases, and police in a desperate, sometimes chaotic march toward the United States".

The president's position on DACA has frequently shifted.

"So amusing to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased".

The video, released by Deadspin this weekend, shows anchors at several of Sinclair's TV stations speaking on "fake news" stories. "Also, our fully tax paying retailers are closing stores all over the country...not a level playing field!"

Former deputy attorney general Sally Yates, who Trump fired at the beginning of his presidency, expressed disapproval of the president's tweet. United States and global law protect asylum-seekers' right to apply for protections from persecution. Their decision to undertake such a perilous and uncertain journey appears to prove that Trump - if, indeed, he said what was reported - had a pretty good point.

While the president did not detail what documents he was referring to, only minutes before his tweet, Fox News aired a segment about opening up documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.