Must stop people from crossing border like going to ‘Disneyland:Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump said he won’t resume separating children of undocumented migrants, but insisted the policy does prevent people from treating illegal border crossings like a trip to “Disneyland.”
“We’re not looking to do it,” he told reporters at the White House.
However, Trump said the practice, which ended in June 2018 under heavy political and legal pressure, had in fact been useful in stemming the flow of illegal immigrants across the US-Mexican border.
“I’ll tell you something: once you don’t have it, that’s why you have many more people coming,” Trump said of migrants and asylum seekers.
“They are coming like it’s a picnic, like ‘let’s go to Disneyland,'” Trump said. Just last week he referred to the asylum process as a “hoax.”
Trump’s battle to prevent illegal immigration and soaring numbers of asylum seekers has turned into the biggest political fight in the country ahead of next year’s presidential election.
The Republican is pushing hard for construction of hundreds of miles of new border wall and layers of razor wire. He says that the United States is “full” and cannot take any more migrants or even people fleeing violence in Central America.
Trump abruptly announced the departure of the official in charge of fighting illegal immigration — Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
According to US media reports, Trump’s reshuffle could herald even harsher measures on the southern border.
But Trump’s latest comments reflect the confused nature of the White House’s messaging on the sensitive immigration issue.
Trump claimed that he never wanted children to be taken away from their parents when they crossed the border illegally or sought asylum. Instead he blamed this on his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.
“Just so you understand, President Obama separated the children. Those cages that were shown — I think they were very inappropriate — were by President Obama’s administration, not by Trump. President Obama had child separation,” Trump said.
“You know it. We all know it. I’m the one who stopped it,” he said.

 
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