Posted on July 10, 2018

Trump Says Solution to Family Separation Crisis Is for Immigrants Not to Come into US Illegally

Maegan Vazquez, CNN, July 10, 2018


When the President was asked about the deadline the government missed to reunite all undocumented children under the age of 5 with their parents, Trump told reporters, “Well, I have a solution. Tell people not to come to our country illegally. That’s the solution. Don’t come to our country illegally. Come like other people do. Come legally.”

“Is that what you’re saying? You’re punishing the children?” a reporter followed up.

“I’m saying this very simply: We have laws. We have borders. Don’t come to our country illegally. It’s not a good thing,” Trump replied.

Trump’s comments come after the federal government failed to meet Tuesday’s deadline to reunite all children under the age of 5 who have been held by the government for weeks or months with their parents, after being separated from them at the border.

The government admitted it will be able to meet the deadline only for just over half of the children in this group, and they’re just a fraction of the thousands of young immigrants still in custody apart from their parents, {snip}.


{snip} Democrats want open borders and they don’t mind crime. We don’t want crime and we want borders where borders mean something. And remember this, without borders, you do not have a country,” Trump said.