Mexico is now doing more the help protect the U.S. from illegal immigration than Democrats in America, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday.
Reacting to news that Federal District Judge Richard Seeborg, an Obama appointee, on Monday blocked the Trump administration's policy of holding Central Americans in Mexico until their asylum claims can be heard, Sanders commented on Twitter, reassuring Americans that the president “will do whatever it takes” to protect U.S. citizens:
“A liberal activist judge in San Francisco ruled the United States and Mexico can’t work together to address asylum issues at the border. It’s sad that Mexico is now doing more to secure our border than Democrats - President Trump will do whatever it takes to keep Americans safe.”
Under the so-called "Migrant Protection Protocols" (MPP), announced in January, the Homeland Security Department aimed to "end the exploitation of our generous immigration laws."
With the U.S. government is running out of space to detain the tens of thousands of Central Americans seeking asylum, the judge’s ruling forces the administration to release many of them into the U.S. on a mere promise to appear for their immigration hearings.