Meanwhile, the caravan of Central American migrants that angered Trump was sidelined at a sports field in southern Mexico with no means of reaching the border even as Trump tweeted another threat to Mexico Tuesday.
When talking about the border, Trump also complimented Mexico for its "very strong" immigration laws.
Donald Trump has been unable to get funding from Congress for the "big, lovely wall" he promised voters he would build on the US-Mexico border, so he offered up a new plan today: install US military troops there instead.
Trump has been seething since realising the major spending bill he signed last month barely funds the wall he has promised supporters.
While he said the United States is renegotiating the NAFTA trade deal with Mexico and Canada, he emphasized that border security would have to be part of the deal.
Trump announced a year ago that he was ending DACA, the program that protects young "Dreamer" immigrants and allows them to work legally in the country, but the Department of Homeland Security is continuing to issue renewals because of a court order.
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"A very important and respected, in some circles, Democrat said we should get rid of our Second Amendment ", Mr. Heller , for which the high court upheld the Second Amendment's right to bear arms for self-defense.
President Trump announced past year that he was ending DACA, the program that protects young "Dreamer" immigrants and allows them to work legally in the country, but the Department of Homeland Security is continuing to issue renewals because of a court order.
He then applauded Mexican authorities for breaking up large portions of the caravan as it moved through Mexico. "We have frightful, terrible and very unsafe laws in the United States, and we're going to be able to do something about that, hopefully soon", Trump said.
"First, the United States must secure its borders". NAFTA's been fantastic for Mexico, bad for us. "We need the wall, we need the protection, and we need to change our immigration laws at the border and elsewhere".
A group called Pueblo Sin Fronteras organized the caravan, which consists of about 1,200 people - including infants, the elderly and people facing violence in their homelands.
On Monday, Mexican immigration officials began taking the names of people interested in filing for asylum, or temporary transit or humanitarian visas in Mexico.
Over objections from the Obama administration, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles ruled that the settlement applies to children who come with their parents, as well as those who come alone. -Mexican border to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to border patrol agents.
The refugees also demand that the two countries "open the borders because we are as much citizens as the people of the countries where we are and/or travel".