An estimated 5,000 plus migrants from Honduras and other areas in Central America continue to make their way north into Mexico with most planning to continue into the U.S. President Trump announced plans are in the works to stop them from crossing the southern border. Senator Ben Sasse immigration and border issues have been on the table way too long.
Senator Sasse says, “We need long term immigration reform that includes actual border security so lots of stuff that the President says about the wall, I think he is open to reinterpreting it around a fence which frankly is what we need to do because we need a lot more high-tech surveillance at the border. One physical wall won’t be as effective as all the drones and technology that other folks want to do and I think the President’s position is aligned with that in the long term.”
Part two of the solution is to get the word out to those in Central America that old policies in the U.S. are. Senator Sasse says, “The policies out there in 2013 and 2014 that led to this assumption that you had guaranteed admission to the United States if you reached the border and were arrested, the catch-and-release policies of the last four and five years are terrible.” He says we needed to stop catch-and-release at the border but also in Central America where people continue to pay others to get them to the U.S.
President Trump today sent a Tweet stating that efforts are being made to stop the group and those who don’t apply for asylum in Mexico first they will be turned away once they reach the U.S. He also stated that foreign aid to Central American countries would be cut off or reduced if they didn’t do something to stop the mass migration.