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Asylum System: Comments Thursday and Immigration System

asylum system: This is an invasion, Trump declared, as he has previously on a subject that has been shown to resonate strongly with his base of Republican supporters, according to CTV. He made his comments Thursday at the White House in a rambling, campaign-style speech that was billed as a response to caravans of migrants travelling slowly by foot toward the U.S. border. Trump also said he had told the U.S. military mobilizing at the southwest border that if U.S. troops face rock-throwing migrants, they should react as though the rocks were rifles. But Trump offered few details on how exactly he planned to overhaul an asylum system he claimed was plagued by endemic abuse that he said makes a mockery of our immigration system. But Trump said he would limit that to official crossing points. U.S. immigration laws make clear that migrants seeking asylum may do so either at or between border crossings. ( As reported in the news.