“I think what the president has been saying and will continue to say and certainly what I have been saying is, this caravan is not getting in,” Nielsen said. “There is a legal way to enter this country. Those who choose to enter illegally will be stopped.”
“We are working with our partners in Mexico. They have taken unprecedented efforts within their territory to ensure an orderly flow and that those who have no legal right to be there are removed,” she continued. “We intend to do the same but my general message to this caravan is do not come. You will not be allowed in. There is a right way to immigrate to the United States and this is not it.”
Nielsen called the caravan a "crisis" and said President trump is "exploring every option to resolve the situation" fast and safely. She later said the administration is stopping between 1,500 and 1,700 people a day trying to cross illegally into the U.S.