Trump also reiterated unsubstantiated claims about the size and makeup of the migrant caravan making its way to the U.S. -Mexico border.
Seizing on immigration as his main campaign theme ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections, Trump has depicted the caravans - at least four have formed, though they remain hundreds of miles away - as a grave danger to US national security, claiming they are composed of "unknown Middle Easterners", hardened criminals and "very tough fighters".
Retired Lt. Gen. Jim Dubik bluntly called Trump's decision wrong by pointing out, "A sizable portion of those coming are women and children".
With or without the Mexican government's help, it remained unclear how many migrants would make it to the USA border; many days of scorching heat, constant walking, chills, rain and illness have taken their toll. A second caravan of about 3,000 migrants is also traveling to the U.S., followed by at least two smaller groups. "When they throw rocks like they did at the Mexico military and police, I say consider it a rifle".
"These illegal caravans will not be allowed into the United States and they should turn back now because they're wasting their time", Trump said Thursday.
"None of them is a USA citizen or a permanant resident", he added, "and none of them is physically in the US or has ever been physically in the U.S". "I don't want these people throwing rocks". Well, we're not releasing them into our country any longer.
"They broke in to Mexico. Each day on average for the last three weeks CBP has encountered a combination of nearly 1,900 persons apprehended crossing our border illegally or presenting without documents at ports of entry". And you look at what's happening in Guatemala along with El Salvador and Honduras. Mexico's Interior Department said Thursday almost 3,000 of the migrants have applied for refuge in Mexico and hundreds more have returned home.
Bus crashes into river after passenger and driver fight
According to the China Daily, a female passenger named Liu had missed her stop and asked the driver to stop immediately. The second video shows the moment the bus swerved on the bridge, getting out of its lane and into oncoming traffic.
Honduran migrant Jose Macy carries his four-year-old nephew Yair Perez as the thousands-strong caravan of Central Americans migrants hoping to reach the USA border moves onward from Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 1.
Honduran migrant Saul Guzman, 48, spent the night under a tin roof in the Oaxaca state town of Matias Romero with his son Dannys, 12, before setting out for the town of Donaji, 30 miles (47 kilometers) north.
In the smaller caravans, immigration agents and police have at times detained migrants. Federal police began pulling freight trucks over and forcing migrants off, saying their habit of clinging to the tops or sides of the trucks was unsafe.
A day prior, a state governor reneged on a brief offer to provide dozens of buses to take them to Mexico City more quickly.
"Migrants seeking asylum will have to present themselves lawfully at a port of entry", Trump told reporters at the White House, painting a caravan of migrants travelling from Central America toward the United States as a unsafe threat.
Writing at Task and goal, retired Col. Paul Yingling, who commanded US troops in Iraq, cut right to the chase.
On Nov. 1, he said that migrants who don't present themselves at legal ports of entry won't be released under the "catch-and-release" policy.
What they did to those people, they were very badly hurt, very badly injured, the military and the police. "They're full citizens, and it's costing us many, many billions of dollars a year".