President Donald Trump has said people who “invade” the US must immediately be sent back to their countries and not be given a court hearing.
Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday that the US immigration system is “laughed at all over the world” and is “very unfair” to individuals using legal avenues to gain entry.
He said: “We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order.”
Last week, Mr Trump reversed a policy of separating families entering the US illegally at the border with Mexico.
The House is expected to vote on immigration legislation later this week.