Trump Draws A Red Line At The Border: Crime ‘Not Going To Happen In US’

Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump forcefully drew a red line on his administration’s separation of illegal immigrant families by challenging Democratic lawmakers to pass his immigration priorities, which would also end the practice.

Trump’s tweets defending the practice come as his administration is criminally prosecuting anyone who enters the U.S. illegally. The criminal prosecution results in a brief separation of illegal family units and has drawn immense criticism from the media and Democratic lawmakers.

Trump and the White House have instead said that if Congress wants the practice to end, they must instead pass his preferred immigration legislation through Congress, which would fund his border wall, end chain migration and end the diversity visa lottery system.