President Trump had some tough words for the migrants flooding the border during a recent visit to California… Go home.
The Associated Press reports:
‘Our country is full’: Trump says migrants straining system
Declaring “our country is full,” President Donald Trump on Friday insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at the Mexican border.
Trump, making a renewed push for border security as a central campaign issue for his 2020 re-election, participated in a briefing on immigration and border security in Calexico before viewing a 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) see-through steel-slat barrier that was a long-planned replacement for an older barrier — and not new wall.
“There is indeed an emergency on our southern border,” Trump said at the briefing, adding that there has been a sharp uptick in illegal crossings. “It’s a colossal surge and it’s overwhelming our immigration system, and we can’t let that happen. … We can’t take you anymore. We can’t take you. Our country is full.”
As Air Force One touched down in the state, California and 19 other states that are suing Trump over his emergency declaration to build a border wall requested a court order to stop money from being diverted to fund the project. But Trump, who ratcheted up his hard-line immigration rhetoric in recent weeks, declared that his move, which included vetoing a congressional vote, was necessary.
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Trump made a few other remarks while he was there visiting the border wall.
From the White House Blog:
Remarks by President Trump After Touring New Border Wall | Calexico, CA
THE PRESIDENT: So, behind us is the wall. That’s the new wall. We’ve done a lot of it, and we’re doing a lot more. You see it over here. This is, unfortunately, a protection that I guess you need, because you don’t know who’s on the other side of the border. I hope it works. This is just a concrete protector.
But the wall behind it — and you see it all the way down, and we’re going to be building — we’ve already built a lot of it. It looks great. It’s better and much more effective than the previous wall. And we actually can do it faster, and it’s less expensive, if you can believe it. So it’s better, faster, and less expensive. Other than that, who knows.
Thank you all for being here. This is a great stretch of wall. You see where it’s going. And this is going all the way up, and much of it just like this.
This is why people voted for him. Americans want the border secure.