Once again, President Trump’s tough rhetoric gets a foreign nation to kowtow to the United States.
People listen to 45, unlike his predecessor.
Here’s the scoop, via Seattle Times:
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that Guatemala is signing an agreement to restrict asylum applications to the U.S. from Central America.
The so-called “safe third country” agreement would require migrants, including Salvadorans and Hondurans, who cross into Guatemala on their way to the U.S. to apply for protections in Guatemala instead of at the U.S. border. It could potentially ease the crush of migrants overwhelming the U.S. immigration system and hand Trump a concession he could herald as a win as he struggles to live up to his campaign promises on immigration.
This is a very big day,” Trump said. “We have long been working with Guatemala and now we can do it the right way.”
He claimed, “This landmark agreement will put the coyotes and smugglers out of business.”
The announcement comes after a court in California blocked Trump’s most restrictive asylum effort to date, one that would effectively end protections at the southern border.
America needs borders and President Trump is determined to make everyone follow the laws on the books.
He’s about to implement a major change to the asylum policy that will greatly affect Central American migrants from making their way into the United States.
President Donald Trump is considering sweeping restrictions on asylum that would effectively block Central American migrants from entering the U.S., according to several administration officials and advocates briefed on the plan.
A draft proposal circulating among Trump’s Homeland Security advisers would prohibit migrants from seeking asylum if they have resided in a country other than their own before coming to the U.S., according to a DHS official and an outside advocate familiar with the plan.
If executed, it would deny asylum to thousands of migrants waiting just south of the border, many of whom have trekked a perilous journey through Mexico.
Trump alluded to the asylum changes Thursday as he departed for Colorado, telling reporters he is “going to do something very dramatic on the border” and would announce it in a “big league statement.”
“It will be a statement having to do with the border and having to do with people illegally coming over the border,” he said. “And it will be my biggest statement, so far, on the border. We have brought something to the light of the people. They see now it’s a national emergency, and most people agree.”
CNN’s Jim Acosta is 100% a political activist. He is not at all an objective journalist.
The “reporter” was caught blatantly lying about President Trump’s comments on asylum seekers.
He’s not even trying, anymore.
From Daily Wire:
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta lied about remarks that President Donald Trump made during a speech on Thursday about an overhaul to the nation’s immigration system.
Trump in Rose Garden speech paints asylum seekers with broad brush accusing them of misleading immigration authorities at border: “These are frivolous claims.”
Trump made a clear distinction between legitimate asylum seekers and illegitimate asylum seekers in his speech, saying: “Unfortunately, legitimate asylum seekers are being displaced by those lodging frivolous claims. These are frivolous claims to gain admission into our country.”
This is a lie and @Acosta is intentionally changing @realDonaldTrump’s meaning.
What POTUS actually said was “unfortunately legitimate asylum asylum-seekers are being replaced by those lodging frivolous claims — these are frivolous claims to gain admission into our country.”