Projectile stones will be treates as 'firearms' by U.S. troops, law enforcement, president says
A young girl participates in a CASA in Action rally at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, D.C. organized to protest the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy that separates children from their families at the southern border on June 27. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
President Donald Trump said Thursday he will, soon, sign an executive order aimed at ending asylum for undocumented migrants to stop them from getting a “free pass” into the United States with “meritless claims.” He also warned members of two migrant groups to put down their rocks — or else.
Trump also warned the caravan that he has ordered thousands of U.S. military troops to the southern border to assist law enforcement personnel in preventing them from touching American soil. The commander in chief issued a not so veiled threat, saying all U.S. law enforcement and military personnel at the southern border will treat rocks that might be thrown by members of two migrant caravans approaching the U.S.-Mexico border as “a firearm.”