Trump Defends Family Separation Policy

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President Donald Trump defended his administration’s controversial family separation policy today, alleging that the fear of being separated from children deters immigrants from crossing the border into the United States illegally, the Wall Street Journal reports. “If they feel there will be separation, they don’t come,” Trump told reporters at the White House, “You’ve got some really bad people out there.” In June this year, following largely bipartisan push back, President Trump officially put an end to the policy.

Contradicting President Trump’s claims, the Wall Street Journal notes that the family separation policy has been largely ineffective in slowing down illegal immigration. According to President Trump, his economy is to blame for this influx of immigrant families. Families are illegally emigrating to the United States “because of how well our country is doing,” the POTUS said.

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by – inquisitr.com

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