The President offered a simple solution to the nation’s escalating immigration crisis Tuesday, telling a group of reporters that people hoping to migrate to the United States shouldn’t do so illegally.
The Commander-in-Chief was speaking with reporters outside the White House before departing for Europe when he was asked to weigh-in on the growing immigration debate along the US-Mexico border, boldly stating “I have the solution.”
“Well, I have a solution: Tell people not to come to our country illegally. That's the solution: Don't come to our country illegally. Come like other people do—come legally. I'm saying this very simply: We have laws, we have borders. Don't come to our country illegally.” pic.twitter.com/kiwB8rJVDl
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 10, 2018
“Well, I have a solution: Tell people not to come to our country illegally. That’s the solution: Don’t come to our country illegally. Come like other people do—come legally. I’m saying this very simply: We have laws, we have borders. Don’t come to our country illegally,” said Trump.
Watch the President’s comments above.
IT’S OFFICIAL: Trump Signs Executive Order to End ‘FAMILY SEPARATIONS’ at the Border
President Trump officially signed an executive order Wednesday afternoon, effectively ending “family separations” occurring at the US-Mexico border where illegal immigrants are detained after crossing into the United States.
The President spoke with reporters after signing the order in the Oval Office, saying his administration will focus on “border security” but will now permit families to “stay together” while being processed by federal immigration agents.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 20, 2018
“I’ll be doing something that’s somewhat preemptive and ultimately will be matched by legislation I’m sure,” said the President earlier Wednesday.
The issue now heads to Congress, where the President hopes a permanent solution can be forged by both Democrats and Republicans.
CAPITOL CHAOS: Over 500 ICE Protesters Arrested Inside US CAPITOL
Over 500 protesters -including one Democratic lawmaker- were arrested inside the US Capitol this week in protest of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration along the US-Mexico border.
The mass protest took place Thursday in the Hart Senate Office Building; with demonstrators calling for an end to “family separations” and demanding legislators abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
The United States Capitol Police confirmed that 575 people -mostly women- were arrested on the premises, including Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
I was just arrested with 500+ women and @WomensMarch to say @RealDonaldTrump’s cruel zero-tolerance policy will not continue. Not in our country. Not in our name.
June 30 we’re putting ourselves in the street again.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) June 28, 2018
“People across my state of New York, all across the country are furious with this administration’s policy to separate children from their parents,” Sen. Gillibrand said, adding the protests were an “amazing” act of defiance against the Trump administration.