Trump says 'ridiculous' laws making border patrol more dangerous

ANI | Updated: Apr 01, 2018 23:35 IST

New Delhi [India], April 1 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump defended the Border Patrol agents of the country for allowing the immigrants within the US territory while blaming the US policies including 'Catch and Release' and DACA for illegal immigration.

Trump took to his Twitter account on Sunday to say, "Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. "Caravans" coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!" he tweeted.

The Catch and Release is a term used by the US immigration enforcement agencies including the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and US Customs and Border Protection for a protocol as part of which people caught as illegal immigrants in the country are released while they are waiting for a hearing with an immigration judge.

As per reports the Catch and Release policy officially ended in 2006 under President George W. Bush and United States Department of Homeland Security though certain critics had mentioned that it is still followed as part of various US policies.

He further spoke against the infamous Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) deal according to which those who enter the US illegally as minors and remained there without any legal permission receive a renewable two-year period after which they shall face deportation to their native countries.

While terming the immigrants as 'caravans' Trump warned to use the Nuclear option as part of which the US Senate is allowed to override a rule in spite of no majority vote.

The nuclear option shall allow Trump to pass tougher laws with a simple majority instead of 60 votes.

As per the DACA, the immigrants are also entitled to a work permit within the US.

Further Trump blamed Mexico which shares a border with the United States to allow the immigrants in the country while pointing at DACA to be the cause of such activities.

He also threatened to revoke North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which provides financial aid to Canada and Mexico via the US in retaliation to movement of the migrants across its border.

"Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S., They laugh at our dumb immigration laws. They must stop the big drug and people flow, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!. These big flows of people are all trying to take advantage of DACA. They want in on the act!" he said in a series of tweet.

Earlier President Trump had vowed that he would keep pushing for the funding of an 'anti-migration' border wall along the US-Mexico border. (ANI)

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