"Most children come without parents", he tweeted Sunday morning.
About a dozen protesters gathered at the entrance to Trump's club Sunday afternoon as he prepared to leave, including a woman holding a sign that said "Trump Should Be Caged" and a man wrapped in a Mylar blanket.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, Trump said: "We can not allow all of these people to invade our Country".
The legislation has taken on new urgency as the executive order appears to be temporary and is expected to face legal challenges in connection with the Flores agreement, a landmark 21-year-old court settlement under which immigrant minors can be detained no longer than 20 days.
Even if we get 100% Republican votes in the Senate, we need 10 Democrat votes to get a much needed Immigration Bill - & the Dems are Obstructionists who won't give votes for political reasons & because they don't care about Crime coming from Border!
"I think that the best way to pass legislation is to consistently support a position and help move it forward", Rep. Greg Walden of OR, a senior House Republican.
However, the president's frustration over the issue only grew.
Sanders differentiated between Trump and the Obama administration on this issue, saying there was "concern" about the treatment of undocumented immigrants under Obama, but that it was not the same as family separation under Trump.
"By the way we want people to come into the county, but on merit".
Trump supported both of the bills being considered by the House, but then said Republican lawmakers were wasting their time and should abandon the effort until after the November elections in hopes that Republicans would increase the majorities they hold in both chambers and would have an easier time passing immigration policy changes to their liking. "We need people to come in but they need to love this country to help make America great again". He also once against blamed Democrats for the country's immigration problems, urging them to not "resist" and instead strengthen security at the USA border.
The American Civil Liberties Union quickly released a statement condemning the proposal soon after Trump tweeted. "The president's suggestion that there is a ton of process for these individuals is simply wrong". "Any official who has sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution and laws should disavow it unequivocally".
Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-South Carolina, and Sen.
Benjamin Raymundo, a 33-year-old deported back to Guatemala, told AFP he left his home country in April with his son Roberto, aged five, but the pair were separated when immigration officers in California stopped them.