Transcript for Trump discusses securing the southern border
We better tomorrow for all Americans also requires us to keep America safe. That leads supporting the men and women of law enforcement at every level including our nation's heroic vice officers. Okay. Last year our brave vice office's arrested more than 120000. Criminal aliens judgment nearly. 101000 burglaries. 5000. Sexual assaults 45000. Violent assaults. And 2000. Murders. Tragically. There are many cities in America where radical politicians have chosen. To provide sanctuary for these criminal illegal aliens. In Sanctuary Cities local officials. Order police to release dangerous criminal aliens to prey upon the public. Instead of handing them over to ice to be safely removed. Just 49 days ago a criminal alien freed by. The sanctuary city of New York who is charged with the brutal rape and murder of a 92 year old woman. The killer had been previously arrested for assault but under New York sanctuary policies. He was set free. If the city had honored prices TK new request his victim. Would still be alive today. The state of California passed an outrageous law declaring their whole state. To be a distinction worry for criminal illegal. Immigrants. A very terrible sanctuary. With catastrophic. Results. Here is just one tragic example. In December 28 keen. California police detained an illegal alien with five prior arrests including convictions for robbery and assault. But as required by California sanctuary law. Local authorities released him. Days later the criminal alien went donate gruesome spree of deadly violence. He viciously shot one man going about his daily work. He approached a woman sitting in her car and shot her in the arm and in the chest. He walked into a convenience Stiller and wildly fired his weapon. He hijacked a truck and smashed into vehicles critically injuring innocent victims. One of the victims is. A terrible terrible. Situation. Dived 51 year old American named rocky Jones. Rocky was at a gas station. When his vile criminal fired eight bullets at him from close range. Murdering him and called blood. Rocky left behind a devoted family including his Brothers who loved him more than anything else in the world. One of his grieving Brothers is here with us tonight. Jodi would you please stand Jodi. Thank you. Jodi aren't waiting for your loss and we will not rest until you have justice. Senator Thom Tillis is introduced legislation to allow Americans like Jodi to sue Sanctuary Cities and states. When a loved one. I asked congress to pass to justice for victims of Sanctuary Cities act. Immediately. The United States of America should be a sanctuary for a law abiding Americans not criminal aliens. The last three years ice has arrested over 5000 wicket human traffickers. And I have side nine pieces of legislation to stamp out. The medicine's human trafficking domestically and all around the globe. My administration. Has undertaken. An unprecedented effort to secure the southern border of the United States. Before I came into office if you showed up illegally on our southern border. And were arrested you're simply released and allowed into our country. Never to be seen again. My administration has ended catch and release. It. And you come illegally you will now be promptly. Removed from our country. And very importantly we entered into historic cooperation agreements with the governments of Mexico Honduras. El Salvador and Guatemala. As a result of our unprecedented efforts illegal crossings are down 75%. Since may. Dropping eight straight months in a row. Had as the wall rapidly goes up drug seizures rise. And the border crossings are going down and going down very rapidly. Last year I travel to the border in Texas. And met chief patrol agent. Raoul or tease. Over the last 44 months agent Ortiz and his team have seized more than 200000. Pound so poisoned his narcotics. Arrested more than 3000 human smugglers. And rescued more than 2000. Migrants. Days ago agent Ortiz was promoted to deputy chief of Border Patrol and he joins us tonight chief Ortiz please stand. A grateful nation. Thanks you and all of the heroes of the Border Patrol and nice thank you very much. Can. To build on these historic gains we are working on legislation to replace our outdated and randomized immigration system. We've won based on merit. Welcoming those who follow the rules contribute to our economy support themselves financially. And uphold our values. But that reaction my administration is restoring the rule of law and re asserting. The culture of American freedom. Working with senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Thank you Mitch. His colleagues in the senate. We have confirmed a record number of 187. New federal judges. To uphold our constitution. As written this includes two brilliant new Supreme Court justice each. Neil gore sewage and Brett Cavanaugh thank. Okay.
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