President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning that the US "Cannot accept all of the people trying to break into our Country" and called for migrants to be "immediately" deported without a trial.
"When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came," he said. His tweet did not mention people coming to the U.S. to seek asylum, which is legal to do.
"Immigration must be based on merit — we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!" he said in his next tweet.
Late Saturday night, the Trump administration released a statement saying 2,000 children have yet to be reunited with their parents.
According to the fact sheet, a total of 522 children in the custody of U.S. border officials have already been reunited with parents, which was published three days after Trump ended his policy of separating families on the U.S.-Mexico border.