President Trump says people who "invade" the U.S. must immediately be sent back to their countries and not be given a court hearing. Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday that the U.S. immigration system is "laughed at all over the world" and is "very unfair" to individuals using legal avenues to gain entry.
Mr. Trump said they should be deported with "no Judges or Court Cases." He also once against blamed Democrats for the country's immigration problems, urging them to not "resist" and instead strengthen security at the U.S. border.
"Cannot accept all of the people trying to break into our Country. Strong Borders, No Crime!" he added.
Last week, Mr. Trump reversed a policy of separating families entering the U.S. illegally at the border with Mexico with an executive order. The order, however,. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked a federal California judge to modify the Flores consent decree to permit the government to detain families together throughout the entire prosecution and deportation processes.
It is unclear how long this will take to litigate or whether the judges would be willing to permit indefinite detention of minors.
The House is also expected to take action on possible immigration legislation sometime later this week after two attempts failed this past week.