When violence broke out along the Mexico-Guatemala border a year ago, leaving police officers injured after migrants began throwing rocks, Trump said the US military was "not going to put up with that".
At roundtable in Texas, President Trump laments that U.S. troops at the border can't get "a little rough", because "everybody would go insane ... can't act like they would normally act - or like, let's say, another military from another country would act".
In March alone, Border Patrol apprehended more than 92,000 people trying to cross the southern border, said Brian Hastings, Border Patrol chief of operations, on a conference call Tuesday.
The ACLU and several other groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, had sought an injunction against the policy on behalf of 11 asylum seekers from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala who were returned to Mexico after seeking asylum at the USA border. They are coming like it's a picnic, like, 'Let's go to Disneyland.' President Obama separated children.
The official said the biggest solutions must come from Congress, which with a two-page bill could change the 2015 Flores settlement court ruling and the 2008 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act that have created the loopholes that immigrants are exploiting to gain entry to the U.S.
According to the New York Times, Mr Trump is also looking to implement further limits on who can seek asylum, end birthright citizenship and close ports of entry at the Mexican border.
This meant that anyone crossing illegally would face automatic prosecution, leading to jailing of adults and immediate separation of their children.
Immigration court records show the asylum denial rate rose from 21 percent in 2016, the past year of the Obama administration, to almost 47 percent as of January.
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"We intend to appeal and we will take all necessary action to defend the executive branch's lawful efforts to resolve the crisis at our southern border", it added.
The launch of the policy in January at the nation's busiest border crossing - in San Diego - marked an unprecedented change to the United States asylum system, government officials and asylum experts said.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he'll send more military personnel to the border, where members of his administration say the situation is deteriorating.
At the Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing where the border officials testified, Sen.
To date, more than 700 people, including families, have been returned to Tijuana, and almost 200 more to Mexicali, according to a Mexican immigration official. He also said the US military "can't act like they would normally act" because of "horrible laws" Democrats refuse to change. But last summer, HHS started receiving babies and toddlers, and there was not enough space to house them, said Jonathan White, the career civil servant tasked by Health and Human Services with helping to reunify children. The Obama administration also contended with a surge of minors who came to the border without parents and were held in short-term Border Patrol detention.
The decision, which goes into effect on Friday, comes just days after outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen had vowed to expand the controversial programme. "I'm the one who stopped it", he said.
The administration had hoped the move would discourage weak asylum claims and help reduce an immigration court backlog of more than 800,000 cases.
Despite the low success rate, many potential asylum seekers spend months or years living in the USA while awaiting their court date.