The president addressed immigration a few days after a federal appeals court ordered another revision of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.
The influx has coincided with the Biden administration’s decision to exempt unaccompanied children from pandemic-related powers to immediately expel most people from the country without giving them an opportunity to seek asylum.
President Trump is threatening to cut aid to Central American countries.
A panel of 3 federal judges was to decide on Tuesday whether to uphold the president’s controversial executive order.
A bill passed Monday would hold cities responsible for crimes by residents without legal status.