DONALD Trump has continued to rage over immigration, calling on Congress to pass border legislation using the “nuclear option if necessary”.

Trump tweeted that the US must build a border wall, but argued that “Democrats want No Borders, hence drugs and crime!”

He also said that a deal to help immigrants is “dead because the Democrats didn’t care or act”.

Trump has previously called for the “nuclear option” – changing Senate rules to end the filibuster. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has dismissed that option in the past, saying Republicans will welcome the filibuster when they return to being the Senate minority.

The $1.3 trillion funding package Congress passed last month included $1.6bn in border wall spending. But much of that money can only be used to repair existing segments, not build new sections.

Congress also put restrictions on the types of barriers.

Trump began tweeting over the weekend on immigration from Florida, threatening to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the US.

He claimed they are coming to take advantage of protections granted to certain immigrants.