Trump Considering Closing the Southern Border to Migrants

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Published on October 26, 2018 - Duration: 00:59s

Trump Considering Closing the Southern Border to Migrants

The executive action reportedly being considered uses the same immigration law behind the president's travel ban.

Trump Considering Closing the Southern Border to Migrants

As a migrant caravan continues its trek through Mexico toward the U.S., the Trump administration is reportedly considering a plan to deny them the opportunity to seek asylum.  Multiple outlets reported  Thursday the proposed executive action would ban certain migrants from entering the U.S. at the southern border.  The Washington Post  — which saw a draft of the proposed plan — says it would use the legal authority granted to the president by the Immigration and Nationality Act to  block certain foreigners  from entering the U.S. for national security reasons.  That's the same legal statue behind President Trump's travel ban.

The U.S. Supreme Court  upheld the third version  of that ban back in June.  As  Newsy previously reported , the Trump administration is also expected to send at least 800 troops to help secure the southern border.

The military personnel would assist with things like technical support, medical care and surveillance.  The Associated Press reports  it'll most likely be weeks before Central American migrants in the caravan reach the U.S. border.  Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN . 

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