The caravan could be days away from the border.
And it is growing in size as it gets closer.
But with one move, Trump could stop them in their tracks.
The Caravan Is Almost Here
According to Fox News, the caravan is almost here.
It is filled with illegal migrants from South America.
Among those in the caravan are criminals and gang members.
They are hoping to get into the U.S. to gain asylum.
But if they only wanted asylum, they would stop in Mexico, where they are now.
Mexico has already given asylum to some members of the caravan.
But most are pushing forward because the U.S. has generous welfare programs.
They get access to those programs once granted asylum.
But Trump is firing back at them, making it clear that won’t happen.
He has the military on the border ready to stop them.
So they likely won’t be able to make it in any way.
But if they do, they will have the opportunity to gain asylum because of the way the law is currently written.
Trump Knows How To Stop Them
In order to prevent them from getting in, there is one way that would make it useless to enter the country.
Trump is looking to deny asylum seekers who enter the country illegally.
So if they want asylum, illegal entry immediately removes that possibility.
It will make those in the caravan think twice about crossing the border.
And this isn’t the only policy Trump is looking to change.
Birthright citizenship grants citizenship to anybody born in the United States.
So all an illegal immigrant needs to do is birth their child on U.S. soil for their child to become a U.S. citizen.
This policy stems from the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment.
And its adoption came after the Civil War.
It was a way to grant freed slaves U.S. citizenship.
Its intention was never to allow illegal migrants to gain citizenship by birthing their children on U.S. soil.
And Trump has announced he is going to do away with it using an executive order.
Doing this, along with blocking access to asylum for illegal immigrants, will do a lot to curb the problem of illegal immigration.
Not The Biggest Move He Could Make
While these are both great steps to stopping illegal immigration, there is one other thing he can do.
That is build a wall on the border.
Building a border wall was Trump’s biggest campaign promise.
It is something he’s working towards but has made little progress.
A wall would make crossing illegally much more difficult.
Countries like Israel use a wall successfully to block illegal immigrants.
So it is proven to work well.
But the biggest obstacle to building the wall has been the Democrats.
And now they have control of the House, which will make it even more difficult for Trump to gain funding for the wall.
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