Trump blames Democrats for "horrible" U.S. immigration laws

  • 6 years ago
Now for a look at stories making headlines around the world and we start in the United States.
President Trump has accused the Democrats of obstructing his efforts to reform immigration law.
For more on this and other international news we turn to Ro Aram…
Aram… what exactly did President Trump say?

Well Mark… Speaking at the White House on Monday, Trump said the Democrats were the ones responsible for what he called horrible immigration laws.
He also said he would not let America be a migrant camp.

"…..Immigration is the fault and all of the problems that we're having, because 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, their obstruction and they're really obstructionist and they are obstructing……….. "The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility, it won't be. 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…."

President Trump's so-called "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which was introduced two months ago by his administration, has faced widespread criticism both from Democrats and some Republicans.
The policy has resulted in nearly two thousand undocumented immigrant children being taken from their parents and put in government facilities.
Asked if such measures amounts to child abuse, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted conditions at the detention centers are up to par.