“This is how we enforce laws,” he says. “You have your day in court, the court rules, and then you are subject to the ruling of the court."
The announcement came just one day before Trump, who ran on cracking down on illegal immigration, launched his 2020 bid at a Florida rally.
Democrats, meanwhile, predictably voiced their disapproval at the tweet.
Rep. Ilham Omar criticized Trump's use of "alien" stating on Twitter that, "No one is an 'alien.'"
Webster's Dictionary defines "alien" as "relating, belonging, or owing allegiance to another country or government."
Others jumped in via Twitter to point out to the congresswoman the term is used in federal law.
In a CNN op-ed, an attorney claimed Trump is cruelly targeting "asylum seekers at the border" with the tweet. The commentary also claims Trump is misleading his supporters because asylum seekers are awaiting a court hearing and cannot be immediately deported.
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