President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning that the U.S. should deport immigrants who enter the United States illegally with no legal process.
"Can not accept all of the people trying to break into our Country", he tweeted.
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.
Trump's tweets come as his administration has been under siege for its recent decision to move forward with a "zero tolerance" enforcement of immigration laws at the U.S. -Mexico border that resulted in an estimated 2,300 children being separated from their parents in detention centers.
Under current Trump administration policy, all all undocumented immigrants caught entering the country are referred for criminal prosecution as part of a tightened "zero-tolerance" policy announced in May by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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!
He added that our immigration policy is "very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally".
The president tweeted on Sunday blaming the Democrats for holding up work on immigration reform.
McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the compromise measure, which he helped craft, fits the bill for what Trump is seeking on immigration.
He said his administration is doing far better than "Bush or Obama but we need strength and security at the border".
USA immigration law provides certain rights for undocumented immigrants arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In the survey conducted Thursday and Friday, 72% of all adults responding said they opposed the family-separation policy and 51% of Republicans said they favored it.
"Here, I think he is making it clear, he just doesn't want anybody here. Don't RESIST", Trump said on Twitter. Mr. Trump last week signed an executive order aimed at ending the separations, but his aides are struggling to carry it out, and to reunite the separated families.
"The United States government knows the location of all children in its custody and is working to reunite them with their families", the department said in a statement late Saturday.
"I'm a 'no, '" said Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., a member of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus.