In remarks just made by Trump in Calexico, California, he issued a new verbal statement on the border that isn’t going to go over well with Democrats.
Trump has suggested this week that he’s not closing the border after the recent move by Mexico to stop illegals from reaching the southern border. In his remarks today he actually thanked Mexico for the work they are doing now.
But he also suggested that, while he isn’t closing the border, he is going to start turning everyone away:
TRUMP: "This is our new statement- the system is full. We can't take you anymore. Whether it's asylum or anything you want – illegal immigration – we can't take you anymore. Our country is full. Our area is full. The sector is full. Can't take you anymore, I'm sorry. Turn around" pic.twitter.com/W1Bjnnf7UR
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 5, 2019
I went back and looked at the context of this and it’s pretty much as Aaron Rupar suggests.
Trump says they are going to start denying asylum requests and everything else, saying the country is full and we just can’t take you anymore.
Now whether this is official new policy that will be enforced or just Trump speaking about what he’d like to do, I don’t know. But if this is new policy, I’m sure the left is going to go nuts about it.