On April 5, President Trump warned masses of immigrants planning to cross the Mexican border into the U.S. that we don’t have any more room. Speaking at border security roundtable in Calexico, CA, President Trump told the immigrants, “The system is full, we can’t take you anymore. The country is full. So turn around.”
President Trump called many of the immigrants who are coming across our borders, “gang members,” saying “it’s a scam, it’s a hoax.”
The Daily Caller is now reporting that according to multiple senior administration officials, the president intends to invoke the “tremendous powers” of the act to remove illegal immigrants from the country.
“We’re doing the Insurrection Act,” one official said.
Under the Insurrection Act of 1807, the president has the authority to use the National Guard and military in order to combat “unlawful obstruction or rebellion” within U.S. borders. The act was last invoked in 1992 by George H.W. Bush to quell the Los Angeles riots, and was also used by Eisenhower in 1957 to enforce school desegregation in the south.
In addition to the Insurrection Act, the president is also considering declaring the country full and insisting that the U.S. can no longer handle the massive influx of illegal immigrants. 2019 is currently on pace to reach the highest levels of illegal immigration in a decade.
“If you take a ship and it holds 1,000 people maximum — one more person and the ship is going to collapse,” the official explained. “The country is full.”
“Our hospitals are full, our detention centers are full,” they added.