U.S. President Donald Trump is considering issuing an executive order to close the U.S.-Mexico border, as the depleted and ragtag #MigrantCaravan of poor people seeking asylum ambles north from Central America.
This sure reads like a crude ploy for GOP votes from racist white people who fear immigrants.
From the New York Times report:
President Trump is considering taking executive action to bar migrants, including asylum seekers, from entering the country at the southern border, according to people familiar with the plan. The effort would be the starkest indication yet of Mr. Trump’s election-season push to play to his anti-immigrant base as his party fights to keep control of Congress.
The proposed executive action amounts to a sweeping use of presidential power to fortify the border and impose the kind of aggressive immigration restrictions and enforcement measures that Mr. Trump has made his signature pursuit.
They're still finalizing the details today, the Times goes on to report. Those details include how to respond to the legal challenges such an order would inevitably face in federal courts.
Details of Mr. Trump’s plan were provided by White House insiders who “insisted on anonymity to discuss an action that is still under development.”
The president, who is prone to changing his mind, could still decide not to take action, they stressed.
Anything could happen.