President Donald Trump addressed the growing controversy over conditions at migrant detention centers in several tweets where he defended the actions of his administration.
In a key tweet, he said that if illegal immigrants didn't like the conditions at detention centers, that they should stop coming to the U.S. seeking asylum.
"If Illegal Immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built or refitted detentions centers, just tell them not to come. All problems solved!"
If Illegal Immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built or refitted detentions centers, just tel… https://t.co/vrX7H2RBfP— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1562185350.0
"Our Border Patrol people are not hospital workers, doctors or nurses. The Democrats bad Immigration Laws, which could be easily fixed, are the problem. Great job by Border Patrol, above and beyond," he said in another tweet.
Our Border Patrol people are not hospital workers, doctors or nurses. The Democrats bad Immigration Laws, which cou… https://t.co/wfnadFiwZI— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1562182309.0
"Many of these illegals aliens are living far better now than where they came from, and in far safer conditions. No matter how good things actually look, even if perfect, the Democrat visitors will act shocked & aghast at how terrible things are. Just Pols," the president continued.
"If they really want to fix them, change the Immigration Laws and Loopholes," he concluded. "So easy to do!"
The immigration debate has been complicated by a surge of migrants coming from Central America seeking asylum from violence and other forms of oppression. There are reports that asylum laws are being abused by those seeking a better life but exaggerating the circumstances they face in their home countries.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) has argued that Democrats were given numerous chances to vote for funding that would help alleviate the conditions at the border, but they instead chose to ignore the crisis and blame Trump.
Here's the latest in the immigration debate:
Trump vows more ICE raids, as report reveals "horrifying" conditions at migrant facilities www.youtube.com