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    Trump told border patrol agents to defy law, block migrants: CNN

    Trump told border patrol agents to defy law, block migrants: CNN

    President Trump told Customs and Border Patrol agents last week to refuse to allow any migrants through the border in defiance of federal laws and court orders, CNN reported Monday.

    On Friday, during a visit to Calexico, Calif., Trump told border patrol agents behind the scenes not to let any migrants in and, if ordered to by a judge, to respond, ďSorry, judge, I canít do it. We donít have the room,Ē two sources told CNN.
    When the agents later asked their commanding officers about the remarks, their superiors said policy was to obey the law and that they would face personal liability if they complied with Trump's orders, according to the network.
    The news comes amid the ouster of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen, who has frequently found herself the subject of Trump's ire over illegal immigration policy.


    During Friday's trip to the border, Trump reportedly told Nielsen and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to shut down the port of El Paso on March 22, with plans to close other ports later.


    Nielsen pushed back on the idea, arguing that closing down the ports would simply shut down legal commerce and travel while migrants entered between the ports. Trump reportedly responded ďI donít care,Ē according to two people in the room, CNN reports.


    Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was eventually able to talk Trump out of the plan, leading Trump to pivot to instead refusing entry to asylum seekers. Nielsen allegedly tried in vain to explain to Trump that migrants from Central America are legally allowed to apply for asylum.


    Monday's articles echo earlier reports from NBC News that Nielsenís resignation Sunday night was largely due to Trump pressuring her to resume the separation of parents from their children at the border. Trump argued family separation was the most effective deterrent, while Nielsen reminded him he had already signed an executive order ending the practice, according to NBC.


    The family-separation policy led to sharp and bipartisan backlash last year, with even some of Trump's strongest allies decrying it before the president backtracked and ended the practice.


    Trump adviser Stephen Miller is reportedly pushing him to remove further senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, including Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Lee Cissna, and the department's general counsel, John Mitnick.

    https://thehill.com/latino/437914-tr...igrants-report


    The White House and DHS did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.
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    Trump told border patrol agents to defy law, block migrants: CNN



    President Trump told Customs and Border Patrol agents last week to refuse to allow any migrants through the border in defiance of federal laws and court orders, CNN reported Monday.

    On Friday, during a visit to Calexico, Calif., Trump told border patrol agents behind the scenes not to let any migrants in and, if ordered to by a judge, to respond, ďSorry, judge, I canít do it. We donít have the room,Ē two sources told CNN.
    When the agents later asked their commanding officers about the remarks, their superiors said policy was to obey the law and that they would face personal liability if they complied with Trump's orders, according to the network.
    .
    The presidentís power to shut down all forms of immigration is unquestionable
    Letís take a look at the language of the statute granting the president at-will plenary authority to shut down even legal immigration:
    Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.
    Trump once again trying to order someone else to do what only he has the authority to do, but doesn't.

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    Monday's articles echo earlier reports from NBC News that Nielsenís resignation Sunday night was largely due to Trump pressuring her to resume the separation of parents from their children at the border. Trump argued family separation was the most effective deterrent, while Nielsen reminded him he had already signed an executive order ending the practice, according to NBC.
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    Shut it down!

    No warehousing millions of illegal aliens on our borders or in our cities!
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