Seeking to shore up support for Republicans ahead of the congressional elections next week, US President Donald Trump says his administration has planned to require immigrants seeking asylum in his country to come into the US through a legal port of entry.
“Migrants seeking asylum will have to present themselves lawfully at a port of entry,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday.
He called a caravan of Central America migrants travelling toward the United States as a dangerous threat to the country.
“Those who choose to break our laws and enter illegally will no longer be able to use meritless claims to gain automatic admission into our country,” he said.
Trump’s remarks, five days before US voters deice which party will control Congress and state governorships across the country, look part of an effort to create fear and invigorate his political base.
Trump has ratcheted up anti-migrant rhetoric ahead of the crucial…