Trump says separating families may deter illegal entries to US

Lawrence Kim
October 15, 2018

"Legally. And I want them to come in on merit".

"We're stuck with these people, and I don't want a chain", Trump said of some people who've come to the USA via such family reunification. We have companies like Foxconn going to Wisconsin with a massive, massive plant.

A government audit released earlier this month said the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration crackdown at the U.S. -Mexico border earlier this year was plagued by a lack of preparation, resource shortfalls and communication failures.

"We have people trying to come in like never before", Mr Trump told reporters as he departed the White House on Saturday (Oct 13) for a campaign rally in Kentucky. "I want people to come into our country on a merit-based system".

A new policy could establish illegal immigration as a major theme in mid-term congressional elections on November 6, when Democrats are seen as having a good chance of regaining control of the House of Representatives.

Opposing chain migration, Trump said, "If that's a bad policy, then guess what, a lot of bad things are going to happen". I would say a vast majority of our country agrees.

"If they fear the separation, in many cases they don't come", Trump said, adding that some "really bad people" are using others' children to pose as their own while attempting to enter the country. They don't want people that they don't want in the country that aren't going to help us as a country. They don't want these people coming in. We shouldn't bring that policy back. You take a look at us compared to China, compared to everybody else, we're the hottest country in the world.

"DHS will continue to enforce the law humanely, and will continue to examine a range of options to secure our nation's borders", she said.

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