Trump: ‘We Cannot Surrender Operational Control over the Nation’s Borders to Foreign Cartels’
TRUMP: “Without new resources from Congress, we will be forced to release these people into communities. Something we don’t want to do. It is called catch and release. You catch them, even if they are criminals. You then release them. And you can’t release them from where they came. So they go into our country. And end up in places that you would least expect. And we do as little releasing as possible but they are coming by hundreds of thousands. I have had zero Democrat lawmakers volunteer to have them released into their districts or states. And I think they know that. That is what we will be discussing over the next three weeks. The painful reality is that the tremendous economic and financial burdens of illegal immigration fall on the shoulders of low-income Americans, including millions of wonderful patriotic, law-abiding immigrants who enrich our nation. As Commander-in-Chief, my highest priority is the defense of our great country. We cannot surrender operational control over the nation’s borders to foreign cartels, traffickers, and smugglers."