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Trump proposed to open fire on the legs of Mexican migrants — media

But presidential advisers rejected Trump's initiative as contrary to law

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US President Donald Trump at a meeting in March with his assistants proposed shooting at the feet of migrants trying to illegally cross the border from Mexico. This was reported by The New York Times, citing several sources in the administration of the American leader.

So, according to the publication, Trump at one of the meetings in the Oval Office of the White House put forward the idea of opening fire on the feet of illegal migrants at the moment of crossing the border. Attendees, including Kirsten Nielsen, then-Secretary of State for Homeland Security, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, former Head of the US Immigration and Customs Service, Kevin McElanin, advisers to US leader Stephen Miller and Jared Kushner, and White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney , rejected this initiative of the president as contrary to law.

Sources in the newspaper said that in private conversations, Trump spoke out for even more unusual measures against migrants. So, according to media reports, he proposed digging a moat at the border and launching alligators there and even wondered about the approximate cost of such a project. In addition, the owner of the White House advocated bringing electricity to the wall under construction on the border with Mexico, as well as supplying it with barbed wire.

Recall, US President Donald Trump said that he introduced a 5 percent duty on all goods from Mexico from June 10 in connection with the crisis at the border. The fee will increase over time until the Mexican authorities stop the flow of migrants to the United States.

It was also reported that the US Supreme Court allowed the country's authorities to refuse asylum to those migrants who had not before applied to the authorities of third states that were on their way to the United States.

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