President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday that the number of illegal immigrants and migrants captured at the border are at record highs, forcing border law enforcement to release them into the country.
Now, at a certain point, we’re going to have to do some release because we don’t have the bed space, we don’t have the room, and we don’t have the funds to build new space because we have ridiculous laws,” Trump said.
Trump expressed frustration with existing immigration and asylum laws frequently requiring a trial before apprehended immigrants are deported.
I think they’re the opposite of cruel,” he said, stating that the current immigration laws are the ones “hurting a lot of people.”
He asserted that a wall is necessary to prevent the flow of illegal immigrants and migrants crossing the border but praised border officials for doing their job.