President Trump doubled down on his hard-line immigration stance Monday morning, arguing that a hiring surge for judges is not the answer to illegal immigration.
Hiring manythousands of judges, and going through a long and complicated legal process, is not the way to go - will always be disfunctional. People must simply be stopped at the Border and told they cannot come into the U.S. illegally. Children brought back to their country……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
Mr. Trump also called for his border wall, arguing it is “the only real answer” to the immigration issue.
….If this is done, illegal immigration will be stopped in it’s tracks - and at very little, by comparison, cost. This is the only real answer - and we must continue to BUILD THE WALL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
The president’s comments come after outrage over family separation resulting from his administration’s zero-tolerance policy. Mr. Trump accused the media of holding him to a double standard with the “same immigration policies” under former President Barack Obama.
Such a difference in the media coverage of the same immigration policies between the Obama Administration and ours. Actually, we have done a far better job in that our facilities are cleaner and better run than were the facilities under Obama. Fake News is working overtime!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
Last week, Mr. Trump repeatedly called for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. By Friday, however, he tweeted that Republicans should stand down until after midterms because of obstruction from Democrats.
The president signed an executive order on Wednesday to effectively end family separation by detaining children with their family members arrested for illegally crossing the border. However, because children are legally only allowed to be held 20 days, the order may be struck down by a judge.
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