The migrant caravan threatening to invade America is still making its way through Mexico.
Thousands of migrants think they will be able to pour across the border and enter America.
But Donald Trump has one trick up his sleeve to stop the caravan dead in its tracks.
Donald Trump Promises To Change Asylum Laws To Stop The Caravan
The caravan – which once numbered as many as 10,000 migrants according to some reports – is intent on invading America.
Even though it is now down to roughly 3,000 migrants, these invaders still plan to breach America’s Southern border.
Their plan is to get caught by border patrol agents and request asylum.
You can request asylum at legal points of entry.
Border patrol agents catching migrants in the act of illegally entering America is not one of those points of entry.
But the Immigration and Naturalization Act also states if asylum seekers have a “well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion,” they can request asylum at non-designated points of entry.
Illegal aliens caught entering the country then have one year to request asylum.
But Trump plans to change all that.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions previously issued guidelines rolling back Obama-era rules that allowed migrants to request asylum if they feared gang or domestic violence.
In a pre-election press event, Trump announced he would issue an executive order changing asylum laws.
“If these caravans are allowed into our country, only bigger and more emboldened caravans will follow — and you see that’s what’s happening now,” Trump declared.
That’s why he said he would change asylum laws to prevent migrants who are caught entering the country illegally from requesting asylum.
Why This Executive Order Is Necessary
The day after the midterm elections, news broke that Trump planned to issue this executive order before he left for Paris.
Trump said that asylum is not a program for people in poverty.
In fact, many of the migrants in these caravans are economic refugees.
Employers in the United States want the cheap labor to cut costs, but it depresses the wages of American workers.
Trump knows migrants abused the asylum program for too long.
So he is making whatever changes the Constitution allows him through his executive authority.
If the caravans aren’t stopped, Trump noted this could lead to a flood of migrants invading the country.
A Pew poll showed 58 percent of people in El Salvador would move to America if they could.
The United States cannot sustain itself as a nation with open borders and allowing the world’s poorest people to flood into the country.
Trump and his supporters believe there needs to be a tightly controlled system in place to allow for legitimate claims but will clamp down on the idea that just anyone can enter America.