Following news stories that President Trump may send a small contingent of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, Politico first reported that the President is also considering executive actions to prevent individuals traveling in the “migrant caravan” from entering the United States.
While the Administration had not made public any definitive plans for dealing with the potential arrival of thousands of Central Americans at the southern border seeking to gain entry into the United States, President Trump was emphatic that the United States would prevent those traveling in the caravan from entering the United States, and on Monday threatened to cut off foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, the countries whose citizens make up the majority of caravan members.
The decision by the Supreme Court in June upholding the legality of President Trump’s travel ban promulgated shortly after he took office bolsters his ability to deal with the present situation.
As Fox News reported:
As of now, it is still unclear how the Administration will handle those who arrive at the border seeking to gain asylum in the United States.