Americans need to stop relying on politicians to define immigration issues and the refugee caravan.
The president also says he has given troops he sent to the border the OK to use lethal force against migrants "if they have to."
Tensions build as nearly 3,000 people seeking asylum in the U.S. pour into the Mexican city after weeks on the road.
The president might as well have been the front-page editor for the Times and the Post in the weeks prior to the midterm elections.
The president has asserted the same powers he used to push through a version of the travel ban that was upheld by the Supreme Court.
How well are U.S. forces prepared to handle large numbers of civilians? The federal government refuses to say.
This is a worldview that reinforces a contempt for human rights in the name of financial expediency and the cynical pursuit of political power.
Sen. Claire McCaskill approvingly evokes former President Ronald Reagan and says she would back Trump if he stops a migrant caravan at the border.
Rather than realizing that words matter, Trump and his collaborators are riding fear, hatred and demagoguery all the way to the midterm elections.