President Donald Trump suggested the best solution for poor quality migrant detention centers is to tell would-be immigrants not to illegally cross the border.
“I think they do a great job with those facilities, but you know how it can be taken care of? Number one: Tell them not to come because it’s illegal,” the president said Friday when a reporter asked about a report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General that found migrant detention centers to be overcrowded and unclean.
The president said it’s not fair for a legal immigrant to wait “seven or eight” years for citizenship while an illegal alien is able to “walk in” and be allowed to remain in the U.S. He then said “thousands and thousands” of illegal migrants would soon be deported — and that the process has already begun.
Trump announced in June that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents would conduct raids across the country, apprehending and deporting illegal aliens who ignored court orders to leave the country. However, after details of the plan leaked to the media — revealing the cities and number of aliens involved — the president postponed the