Trump Holds The Line At Border: Dems ‘Want Open Borders, Crime’

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump is continuing to hold the line on his zero-tolerance policy toward illegal immigrants who cross the border illegally.

Trump’s tweet comes just a day after he visited the House Republican conference and endorsed two immigration bills under consideration. Both bills would fulfill his administration’s immigration priorities and they would end family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Trump administration faces increasing pressure from the national media and the Democratic Party to end its zero-tolerance policy and stop separating families at the border.

The administration counters that they have no choice under current U.S. law but to separate families if they criminally prosecute illegal immigrants, and that the only alternative is to release illegals into the interior of the country.