The Latest: Trump seethes over immigration at tax event
The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):3:10 p.m.President Donald Trump is seething over immigration policies at a tax event in West Virginia.Trump stressed Thursday that immigration laws needed to change. He said, "We have to have strong borders."Trump complained about catch-and-release policies and family based migration, in which immigrants sponsor their relatives to join them in the U.S.Trump also noted he'd been criticized for saying in his campaign kickoff speech that Mexico was sending rapists across the border.He said Thursday that women had been raped in a caravan of migrants "at levels that nobody has ever seen before.
He said Thursday that women had been raped in a caravan of migrants " at levels that nobody has ever seen before ." It's unclear what he was referring to. Trump announced this week that he was requesting the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration
And I used the word ' rape ,' " Trump said at a roundtable event Thursday in West Virginia, referring to his 2015 speech announcing his presidential run. "And yesterday it came out where this journey coming up, women are raped at levels that nobody 's ever seen before .
President Trump claimed on Thursday that women emigrating from Central America to the U.S. are "raped at levels nobody's ever seen before," hearkening back to his controversial, in which he called some immigrants "rapists"
"Remember my opening remarks at Trump Tower, when I opened, everybody said, 'oh, he was so tough.' And I used the word 'rape,'" Trump said at a roundtable event in West Virginia, referring to his 2015 speech announcing his presidential run.
"And yesterday it came out where this journey coming up, women are raped at levels that nobody's ever seen before. They don't want to mention that."
Trump may keep National Guard at Mexican border until wall is built
President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday he will probably keep National Guard troops posted along the Mexican border until construction is complete on the wall he has promised to build to stem illegal immigration. Trump said he wants to see 2,000 to 4,000 troops at the border, adding he is looking at how much it will cost to station the National Guard members there.On Wednesday, the administration announced that it was coordinating with the governors of the border states at how the National Guard can support federal border control officers.
At a round-table in West Virginia on Thursday, President Trump spoke about women currently crossing the border from Central America to the United States, saying they're being " raped at levels nobody 's ever seen before ." According to The Hill, Trump was referring to his 2015 speech
President Donald Trump appeared to assert that women in Central America are raped at " levels that nobody has ever seen before " as an argument for
Trump has warned in recent days of a caravan of Central American migrants heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border. That caravan stalled in Mexico City on Wednesday, with organizers saying that the number of people made it too difficult to continue.
Trump's comments on Thursday were his latest decrying illegal border crossings and calling for tougher immigration laws.
He has ramped up his rhetoric on the matter in recent days, announcing that he had closed the door on a deal with lawmakers on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and would send U.S. troops to the southern border.
In his remarks in West Virginia on Thursday, Trump also criticized the so-called visa lottery, saying that countries aren't "putting their good ones" into the the program. That comment appeared to echo part of his 2015 campaign announcement, in which he said Mexico was not "sending its best people" to the U.S.
GOP lawmaker: 'A lot of the attractive children are not making it to the border' .
Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) said Thursday that many "attractive children" attempting to emigrate to the U.S. are not reaching the southern border, falling victim to human traffickers instead. The comments came during a hearing about U.S. immigration policy and border agencies, CNN reported Thursday. The comments came during a hearing about U.S. immigration policy and border agencies, CNN reported Thursday.