While Democrats have denounced Trump for precipitating what they consider a humanitarian crisis, the president's supporters have applauded him for cracking down on illegal immigration along the 2,000-mile (3,000-km) border. The White House also said this week it was banning migrants from seeking US protections if they pass through another country first, though that rule has been challenged in court.
The supplemental spending was meant to "alleviate and improve the inhumane conditions faced by children and families seeking refuge at the southern border", the letter said.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents had to use tear gas and pepper spray early Saturday to stop almost 50 "undocumented individuals" from illegally entering the U.S. after they stormed a port of entry along the U.S. -Mexico border in Texas, officials said.The incident at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge took place at around 4 a.m. The...More news: Maximum Security Magnificent in Memorable Haskell Win
A fifth city has been named as a location for migrants to apply for asylum as part of the new policy that returns them to Mexico to await a decision.
The busiest corridor for unauthorized border crossings is the Rio Grande Valley, at Texas' southernmost point.
The migrants ignored commands to "stop", bypassed blockade structures, and confronted immigration agents.
The new rule, which went into effect earlier this week, is meant to limit the influx of asylum-seeking migrants arriving on the U.S. border.More news: Pacquiao beats Thurman for welterweight crown
The Mexican executive announced plans this week to say millions of bucks to red meat up migrant shelters and detention facilities that dwelling households, but in southern Mexico, a ways from the USA border.
When the programme began in January, processing by the DHS took place in San Diego and Calexico, California, and in El Paso and Laredo, Texas.
"Despite the strain that it puts on our law enforcement and fiscal resources, Brownsville will continue to act with the utmost human compassion toward the migrants, regardless of the protocol", Mendez said.More news: Acacia Mining agrees to offer from parent Barrick Gold