President Donald Trump said Friday that he wants to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S. and that he is working with Congress to address the issue.
In an apparent reference to an article in the New York Times that cited data from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency showing that the number of children who have been released from the U.”s southern border to live with relatives in other parts of the country has jumped more than 70 percent since President Trump took office.
Trump told reporters that the border crisis is “a big deal” and that there are people who have “lied, lied, lied” about the number who have returned to the U., adding that it is “unbelievable” that we have “a problem like this.””
I want to be honest. “
I want to be honest.
I can’t believe that we’re having this problem.
They’re coming in, they are here illegally. “
The problem is, they’ve been coming in.
They’re coming in, they are here illegally.
They have no papers, no papers.
They are bringing drugs.
They’ve killed people.
But the problem is illegal, it’s a problem. “
We’re going in there, and we’re working very hard to deal with it.
But the problem is illegal, it’s a problem.
It’s a very big problem.”
Trump made the comments in an interview with Fox News Channel, a day after the Times reported that he has signed legislation to block federal grants to sanctuary cities and to increase penalties for people who are deported.
The White House has said that the legislation will not address the problem of illegal immigration, but it will address the lack of border security.
Trump has also faced criticism over the issue since his inauguration in January.
The president has repeatedly expressed frustration with the media for reporting that he did not mention the issue in his inauguration speech.
In January, the Times story also said that Trump did not address a problem that is already in his administration: that he had been slow to take action on the issue of undocumented immigrants.
The Times article also reported that a senior White House official told reporters during a meeting on immigration last week that the president “has never mentioned the issue” during his remarks to reporters.