Trump orders DHS not to let immigrant caravans into US

Trump orders DHS not to let immigrant caravans into US
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems make history, and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries Pawlenty loses comeback bid in Minnesota Establishment-backed Vukmir wins Wisconsin GOP Senate primary MORE said Monday he's ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to turn away “caravans” of immigrants attempting to enter the U.S. through the southern border.

“Despite the Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities and the Border being so bad and one sided, I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our Country,” Trump tweeted.

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He called U.S. immigration policy "a disgrace," and pushed for additional funding for his border wall.

"Mexico, whose laws on immigration are very tough, must stop people from going through Mexico and into the U.S. We may make this a condition of the new NAFTA Agreement," he added in a separate tweet.

Trump has in recent weeks warned multiple times of caravans of migrants making their way toward the U.S.

He appears to be referring to a group of more than 1,000 immigrants from Central America making their way toward the U.S. border who are planning to seek political asylum in either Mexico or the U.S. 

Trump has used their progress to criticize Mexico and to call for Congress to enact stricter immigration laws.

He recently signed an order to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S. southern border.

His administration has also filed lawsuits targeting "sanctuary cities," which don't require local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law.