President Trump recently signed an executive order ending his administration's immigration policy of forcibly separating children from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border. However, because more than 2,000 children had already been separated from their families, activists knew the fight was far from over.
Now, according to ABC News, Trump has reminded the world that the fight over immigration isn't over in the worst way.
On Sunday, June 24, Trump decided to criticize current immigrant laws by claiming they allow undocumented immigrants to "invade our country."
We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2018
His tweets echoed his rhetoric from the campaign trail.
On Monday, Trump doubled-down on his Sunday comments tweeting, "Hiring many thousands of judges, and going through a long and complicated legal process, is not the way to go — will always be disfunctional [sic]."
The president seemed to be suggesting he believed giving asylum seekers the right to plead their cases was not necessary, that, in fact, no due process was required in any immigration case.
Hiring manythousands of judges, and going through a long and complicated legal process, is not the way to go - will always be disfunctional. People must simply be stopped at the Border and told they cannot come into the U.S. illegally. Children brought back to their country......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
And, yes, he is still on that "build the wall" thing.
....If this is done, illegal immigration will be stopped in it’s tracks - and at very little, by comparison, cost. This is the only real answer - and we must continue to BUILD THE WALL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) pointed out just how flat-out wrong the president's tweet is, labeling his suggestion "both illegal and unconstitutional."
📣 What President Trump suggested here is both illegal and unconstitutional.
Any official who has sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution and laws should disavow it unequivocally. https://t.co/qsy58VACSB— ACLU (@ACLU) June 24, 2018
BuzzFeed News also recently reported there are 100 children currently being held with "sponsors," in addition to the over 2,300 children previously known to be separated from their parents.