President Trump: America won’t become a ‘Migrant Camp’ on ‘My Watch’

Written by Onan Coca

Here’s some red meat for all of you Trump fans out there (and there’s many of you these days).

The President is not happy with the way that the Democrats and their buddies in the media have been talking about the illegal immigration crisis of late. The Democrats have seized on the problem of family separation in their ongoing efforts to undermine our borders, and the President isn’t having it. Not only is the Democrat talking point just plain wrong, it’s also completely misleading.

At an event for the National Space Council, President Trump made it clear that he was not about to be cowed by the media or the Democrats. When it comes to defending our borders and stopping the flow of illegal immigrants across our border, he is going to do what it takes to keep our citizens safe.

I’ll say it very honestly, and I’ll say it very straight: Immigration is the fault, and all of the problems that we’re having, because we cannot get them to sign legislation. We cannot get them even to the negotiating table. And I say it’s very strongly the Democrats’ fault. They’re obstruction — they’re really obstructionist, and they are obstructing.

The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility. Won’t be. You look at what’s happening in Europe, you look at what’s happening in other places; we can’t allow that to happen to the United States. Not on my watch.

Transcript from the White House:

Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you very much…

If I might, I — I just wanted to make a brief statement on immigration and what’s happening. And I’ll say it very honestly, and I’ll say it very straight: Immigration is the fault, and all of the problems that we’re having, because we cannot get them to sign legislation. We cannot get them even to the negotiating table. And I say it’s very strongly the Democrats’ fault. They’re obstruction — they’re really obstructionist, and they are obstructing.

The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility. Won’t be. You look at what’s happening in Europe, you look at what’s happening in other places; we can’t allow that to happen to the United States. Not on my watch.

For the rest of the world, you look at everything that’s taking place; pick up your newspapers this morning, and you see.

We want safety and we want security for our country. If the Democrats would sit down, instead of obstructing, we could have something done very quickly: good for the children, good for the country, good for the world. It could take place quickly. We could have an immigration bill. We could have child separation. We’re stuck with these horrible laws. They’re horrible laws.

What’s happening is so sad. It’s so sad. And it can be taken care of quickly, beautifully, and we’ll have safety.

This could really be something very special. It could be something, maybe even for the world to watch. Just like they’re watching our great economy, how it’s soaring, they could watch this.

We have the worst immigration laws in the entire world. Nobody has such sad, such bad and actually, in many cases, such horrible and tough — you see about child separation, you see what’s going on there.

But just remember: A country without borders is not a country at all. We need borders. We need security. We need safety. We have to take care of our people.

You take a look at the death and destruction that’s been caused by people coming into this country without going through a process — we want a merit-based immigration system, so that Boeing and Lockheed and all of the people — Grumman, all of the people that are here today, the heads of every company — so that you can hire people on a merit-base.

You know they’re coming in, they’re people that came on merit, not based on a lottery or not people that snuck across the border. And they could be murderers and thieves and so much else.

So we want a safe country. And it starts with the borders and that’s the way it is.

Now I’d like to — thank you.

Thank you.

And again, we can do this very quickly if the Democrats come to the table. Everybody wants to do it. We want to do it more than they do. If they come to the table instead of playing politics, we can do it very, very quickly.

So welcome to the third meeting of the National Space Council. I want to begin by recognizing our great vice president, Mike Pence, who’s been so involved.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing and Bravera Holdings. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com, Godfather.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their five wonderful children.

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