Monday, October 15, 2018

President Trump says he is considering a new family separation policy at US-Mexico border

Sarah Silbiger/Copyright 2018 The NYT
President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that he is considering a new family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border because he believes the administration's earlier move to separate migrant children from parents was an effective deterrent to illegal crossings.
Asked to respond to a report in The Washington Post that the administration is weighing a new family-separation policy, Trump told reporters, "We're looking at everything that you could look at when it comes to illegal immigration."
Trump said the soaring number of illegal border crossings is "a terrible situation" and argued that family separations likely would help scare away some undocumented migrants from trying to enter the United States.
"If they feel there will be separation, they won't come," Trump said.
Trump made his comments to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One for his trip to Kentucky, where he was scheduled to headline an evening campaign rally.
Trump attributed the rise in illegal border crossings to the robust economy.
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