Trump plans to deploy military forces at US-Mexico border

Heller's likely opponent for his seat in November, Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, tweeted in response to the president's blame of Democrats that, "This is a shameful lie".

It is not clear if these tweets will have a significant impact on the foreign policy.

The call, held on the condition the speakers not be quoted by name, largely re-hashed the administration's talking points on immigration, calling provisions of USA and worldwide immigration law "loopholes" that human smugglers misconstrue to encourage would-be migrants to make the journey to the US. Border Patrol Agents (and ICE) are GREAT, but the weak Dem laws don't allow them to do their job. He said Republicans should enact "tougher laws now".

"NAFTA is a phenomenal deal for Mexico but it is a terrible day for the United States".

But that came to a crashing halt this week, with Presidential tweets saying, "NO MORE DACA DEAL!" and "Daca is dead". He has suggested that Mexico could pay for the wall with the profits or the U.S. could work the cost into tariff on imports from Mexico.

Democrats, moderates and civil rights groups say the White House-backed measures run counter to human and constitutional rights in some cases, and in others are much more complicated than portrayed by the administration.

When asked about Trump's tweet on caravans of people coming through Mexico, Ramos added, "He has no idea what he is talking about". The President said Mexico must act, and stop the flow of drugs and people.

The $1.3 trillion funding package Congress passed last month included $1.6 billion in border wall spending.

Trump's tweets come amid tense negotiations over Nafta between his administration and that of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

It's unclear, however, whether there is any appetite in Congress for such changes, especially now that the president has said he is no longer interested in protecting young "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation.

Mendoza said defense lawyers will then argue with a judge in order to get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor so the person does not violate the DACA rules.

Democrats rejected the President's offer of a DACA deal in exchange for a border wall and immigration reforms. The program requires recipients to have resided in the United States since 2007. Trump has threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if Mexico doesn't comply.

Mr. Trump, vacationing in Palm Beach, Fla., also told reporters before entering an Easter Sunday church service that "Mexico has got to help us at the border". This is not the first time.

Congress can not pass any legislation immediately as lawmakers are on their second week of a spring recess, but taking a tough stance on immigration appeals to Trump's conservative base. "They want in on the act!"

  • Tracy Klein