Trump: 'The US will not be a migrant camp'

The president doubled down on his controversial policies along the U.S./Mexico border.
3:06 | 06/18/18

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Immigration. Is the fall and all of the problems that we're having. As we cannot get them to sign legislation. We cannot get them even to the negotiating. Table and I say it's very strongly the democrats' fault. They're obstruction their really obstructionist. And they are obstructing. The United States will not be. A migrant camp. And it will not be a refugee holding. Facility won't bake. You look at what's happening in Europe you look at what's happening in other places we can't allow that to happen to the United States not on my watch. For the rest of the world you look at. Everything that's taking place pick up your newspapers this morning and you city. We want safety and we want security for our country. If the Democrats would sit down instead of obstructing. We could have something done. Very quickly. Good for the children. Good for the country. Good for the world. It could take place quickly we could have an immigration bill. We could haves child separation we're stuck with these horrible laws. The horrible laws. What's happening. Is so sick. It's so sad. And it can be taken care of quickly. Beautifully. And will have safety. This could really. Be something very special it could be something may be even for the world to watch just like there watching our great economy Howard soaring. They could watch this we have the worst immigration laws. In the entire world. Nobody has. Such and such bad and actually in many cases. Such horrible and tough you see about child separation you see what's going on then. But just remember. A country. Without borders is not a country at all. We need borders we need security we need safety we have to take care about people. You take a look at the death. And destruction. That's been caused by people coming into this country. Without going through a process. We won a merit based. Immigration system. So that Boeing and Lockheed and all of the people. Grumman all of the people that are here today the heads of every company. Said the you can hire people on America they should know they're coming and if people that came. On merit not based storm a lottery or not people that snuck across the border. And they could be murderers and thieves. And so much else so we want to save. Country. And it starts with the borders. And that's the way it is.

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