As he moves closer to the southern border, President Trump opens up and calls the United States’s immigration policy “the worst, dumbest immigration system in the world.”
On Tuesday, the President was describing what he believes to be a border crisis on our border with Mexico, as The Hill reported.
President Trump has repeatedly warned that he intends to close the border with Mexico if the country continues to do nothing to curb the influx of migrants that are storming the southern border, causing a “breaking point,” according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.
The President detailed to reporters how he sees that immigration system working when would-be refugees cross the border and ask for asylum.
“If they touch your land, one foot on your land — welcome to being Perry Mason, you now have a big trial,” he said.
President Trump insisted that doesn’t work.
“So what they’ve done over the years is that they release [the refugees] into the United States and they say ‘Come back in four years for a trial’ and nobody comes back … on average one to two percent come back and nobody can understand why they come back,” Trump said. “They’re the only ones that come back.”
Just last week, the Department of Defense announced that it had authorized up to $1 billion to begin construction of 57 miles of a border wall.