Trump, who has vowed to close the border, said in an interview Monday with conservative TV and radio host Laura Ingraham that the US would allow migrants to file asylum claims, but that they would be forced to live in "tent cities" while they await court rulings, a process that can take years.
Currently, an estimated 5,000-7,000 people from three Latin American countries -El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala - are marching towards the United States through Mexico.
Although the rag-tag caravan of impoverished and unarmed migrants is almost a thousand kilometers away from the U.S. border in Mexico's deep south and could take weeks to reach the United States border on foot, Trump raised the specter of an imminent and violent "invasion" in what many observers saw as a crude attempt to rally his nativist supporters. So far, it is not certain whether any operative suffered any injury but Guatemalan officers were hurt. US soldiers will be armed and President Trump warned caravan members against throwing rocks or using other force against them.
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President Donald Trump says the number of military troops deployed to the U.S. -Mexico border could reach 15,000. I told them to consider it a rifle. "If you could have only seen the people's happiness last night when they told us that we were going by bus and today we're not", said Gerardo Perez, a 20-year-old migrant who was exhausted from the trip.
In a statement posted on its social media pages, the army claimed the sect in massive numbers forced their way into the troops checkpoint after overrunning the police force.
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Kemp is trying to extend the Republican domination in Georgia, which hasn't elected a Democrat as governor since 1998. Goosing a GOP base that holds Trump and Pence in high regard is key to the approach.
Saira Cabrera, a 36-year-old migrant traveling with her husband and two children aged 7 and 13, said she was frustrated.
Tensions are fraying the edges of the caravan of Central American migrants making their way through southern Mexico.
"We're going to catch, we're not going to release", Trump said.
Last week, after 20 immigrants from Cuba, Honduras, Mexico and Russian Federation arrived at the border bridge in El Paso, U.S. officers stationed in the middle of the bridge - the "limit line" - told them to wait.
The caravan of migrants is still hundreds of miles from the border.
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I don't want to run, okay? "I am here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that matter", Winfrey said. He declared that he had "a message for all of Stacey Abrams' liberal Hollywood friends: This ain't Hollywood ".
Asked if he envisions USA troops firing on anyone in the groups of migrants, Trump told reporters from the White House's Roosevelt Room: "I hope not".
It remained unclear how many migrants would make it; 20 days of scorching heat, constant walking, chills, rain and illness had taken their toll.
The first 100 active duty troops arrived at the border in McAllen, Texas, on Thursday - part of the "more than 7,000" troops the Pentagon said were being sent to support Customs and Border Protection agents.
"This case is not ripe for adjudication, but regardless, if President Trump issues a presidential proclamation denying entry to this class of aliens, then Supreme Court precedent makes clear Congress has given him the legal authority to do so", he said. The suit, which was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., said it is widely known that Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are "undergoing a well-documented human rights crisis".
U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials warned in October of attempts to interfere in the midterms by agencies of Russia, China and Iran. Some people call it an invasion.These are tough people in many cases; a lot of young men, strong men and a lot of men that maybe we don't want in our country.This isn't an innocent group of people.
Earlier this year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that victims of gang and domestic violence no longer qualify for asylum.
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It has also shrunk refugee admissions to a record low - making it more hard for people to apply for refuge from their home country instead of pursuing a case at the border.