Trump Threatens To Shut Down Border In Pair Of Unhinged Tweets

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On Saturday evening, President Donald Trump angrily announced a new immigration policy to close the U.S.-Mexico border that flies in the face of a federal judge’s ruling on the issue.

Trump posted these two tweets Saturday night from Mar-a-Lago:

Trump’s new “policy” on immigration contradicts a ruling from U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar. On Monday, according to USA Today, Tigar handed down a ruling that was a direct slap at the administration. In his order, Tigar wrote:

“The rule barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country outside a port of entry irreconcilably conflicts with the INA and the expressed intent of Congress. Whatever the scope of the President’s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden.”

Earlier in the day Saturday, the White House bragged that they had reached a deal with Mexico to allow immigration seekers to remain in Mexico as they wait for their asylum claims to be heard in the U.S.

But Mexican officials say no such agreement has been made. Interior minister, Olga Sánchez Cordero said in a statement:

“No agreement of any kind exists between Mexico’s future federal government and the United States of America.

“The future government is not considering in its plans that Mexico assumes the role of ‘safe third country’ for Central American migrants or [migrants] from other countries, who find themselves in Mexican territory.”

Trump’s tweets were also slammed by others on social media:

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