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

  • 6 years ago
U.S. President Donald Trump has accused the Democrats of obstructing his efforts to reform America's immigration law.
His comments come as his administration faces growing outrage over the forced separation of undocumented immigrant children from their parents.
Ro Aram reports.
Speaking at the White House on Monday, President 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 both sides of the aisle.
It involves arresting all adults who are caught trying to enter the United States illegally, including those seeking asylum.
The policy has resulted in nearly two-thousand children being taken from their parents and put in government facilities.
Asked if such measures amount to child abuse, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted conditions at the detention centers are up to par.
The White House said it doesn't like the family separations, but added that migrants who arrive illegally simply won't be released.
Ro Aram, Arirang News.