President Trump: “We Will Not Rest Until Our Border Is Secure”
“We will not rest until our border is secure, our citizens are safe and we finally end the immigration crisis once and for all,” President Trump told the “Angel Families” at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White House.
“We want safety in our country,” he said. “We want strong borders.
“We want people to come in, but we want them to come in the proper way.
“These are incredible families, incredible people,” the President said. “Your loved ones have not died in vain.”
President Trump’s comments came 2 days after he signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents detained after illegally crossing the US border.
The President’s order did not end the “Zero-tolerance” policy that criminally prosecutes all adults caught crossing the border illegally.
It will keep families intact while they are in custody, expedite their cases and ask the Defense Department to help house them.
The order did not change the plight of as many as 2,000 children taken from their families since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in April that the policy would begin.
President Trump is a champion the cause of the angel families, appearing with them during the campaign and speaking at rallies organized by The Remembrance Project, which was formed in Y 2009 to honor those murder victims.
President Trump slammed the media for not addressing the concerns of such families, amid the images of children being held in cages at border detention centers and audio recordings of young children crying for their parents.
He also cited statistics on the number of violent crimes committed by illegals, including 63,000 Americans being killed by aliens since the 9/11 attacks, and bashed sanctuary cities “that release violent criminals into our communities and then protect them.”
“We’re gathered today to hear from the American victims of illegal immigration,” President Trump began. “You never hear this side.
“These are the American citizens permanently separated from their loved ones.
“They’re not separated a day, 2 days,” the President continued. “Permanently.
“Their loved ones were killed by illegal aliens. These are the families that the media ignores.
“These are the stories that Democrats and people that are weak on immigration — they don’t want to discuss, they don’t want to hear, they don’t want to see or talk about.
“The networks don’t bring cameras to their homes, or display the images of their incredible loved ones across the nightly news,” President Trump said.
“They don’t do that.
“They don’t talk about the death and destruction caused by people that shouldn’t be here,” he added. “People that will continuously get into trouble and do bad things.
“For years, their plight was met with indifference. No more.”
Several family members spoke, discussing how they lost children and relatives to violence by illegals and attacking the media for ignoring their situations.
Have a terrific weekend.
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