Trump says he's 'ready' and 'willing' to close southern border

The president warned that he would shut the border if Mexico does not stop migrants or if Congress can't reach a deal to fix immigration laws.
1:47 | 04/02/19

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Transcript for Trump says he's 'ready' and 'willing' to close southern border
I'm ready to close at about have to close it Mexico. As you know as of yesterday has been starting to apprehend a lot of people at their southern border. Coming in from Honduras and Guatemala. And El Salvador and they've. They really apprehending thousands of people. And it's a first time really in decades that this has taken place in this should have taken place. Along you know Mexico has the strongest immigration laws in the world is nobody has stronger. I guess some have the same but you can't get any stronger than what Mexico and we don't want people coming up making that very dangerous journey and coming in our system is absolutely. Maxed out. And Border Patrol has done an incredible job at the system is absolutely maxed out. And it's a very unfair things we need to get rid of chain migration we need to get a good catch and release. And visa lottery and we have to do something about asylum and to be honest with you have to get rid of judges it is. The war with the worst. Dumbest immigration system in the world that Democrats could change it was. One meaning everybody would agree. But they don't want to change it because they don't want to give the Republicans a victory. You know one each agent because they want open borders which means crime and lots of other things coming in including drugs but Mexico is now stopping people coming very easy for them to do is stopping people coming and for Mexico listed they keep it done. If if they keep doing that. Now. If it out or if we don't make. They deal with congress the borders going to be close. 100% it's the only way we're getting a response and I'm totally. Ready to do it and I will say this many people want me to do.

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