President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning that the United States should deport immigrants who enter the USA illegally with no legal process.
After Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a "zero-tolerance" policy in dealing with migrants who cross into the US illegally, almost 2,000 children were separated from their families during a six-week period in April and May.
Trump did not differentiate between people who entered the United States to seek asylum and illegal immigrants.
He said, "When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came".
That would amount to a reversal from Friday, when the president tweeted that "Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November".
"Democrats, fix the laws".
However, he defended his policy, pointing out former President Barack Obama had similar policies enforced when he was in office.
His proposal drew immediate criticism from legal analysts and immigrant rights advocates who said it would violate the U.S. Constitution's due process provision, which applies to citizens and non-citizens alike. "Immigration must be based on merit - we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!", he wrote. "They say the President is still 100 per cent behind us", McCaul said on Fox News Sunday.
We can not allow all of these people to invade our Country.
The president has long railed for stronger immigration laws since the start of his campaign, including his promise to build a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border and have Mexico pay for it.
Under expedited removal proceedings, which are used most commonly at ports of entry, an immigration official can evaluate an immigrant's claim and reject it with no involvement by an immigration judge or review board.
Republican Senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, told CNN, "This is a mess that goes back decades". But according to Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, a co-sponsor of the hard-line bill, the White House was not giving up on it.