On Friday, Donald Trump said on Twitter that Border Patrol is apprehending record numbers of people at the Southern Border.
Border Patrol is apprehending record numbers of people at the Southern Border. The bad “hombres,” of which there are many, are being detained & will be sent home. Those which we release under the ridiculous Catch & Telease loophole, are being registered and will be removed later!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
He added that all people illegally coming into the United States will be removed from the country.
All people that are illegally coming into the United States now will be removed from our Country at a later date as we build up our removal forces and as the laws are changed. Please do not make yourselves too comfortable, you will be leaving soon!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
Also, Trump noted that if his plan does not pass Congress, his administration will wait until after the 2020 US presidential election to approve the proposal.
Last fall, a migrant caravan, including thousands of people from Central America, attempted to cross into the United States through its border with Mexico.