GOP presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump encourages Rubio to reclaim Senate seat Embattled pharma CEO endorses Trump RNC launches ad against 'Crooked Hillary' MORE said on Sunday that border security is so lax that nothing is preventing illegal immigration.
“We have wonderful Border Patrol people,” he said. “They can do their job, but they’re not allowed to do the job.
“People are walking into the country [and] nobody even knows where they come from,” he added. “They walk right past guards that are told not to do anything.”
Trump argued on Sunday that the government’s incompetence on immigration extends to its handling of the undocumented immigrants already in the U.S.
“The government has no idea,” he said. “We have lost control of our country. We have lost control of our borders. The government has no idea how many illegals are here.”
Trump additionally reiterated that he favors the immediate deportation of illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds.
“There are people coming, and many of them, you look at what’s happening with the crime,” the outspoken billionaire said. “Many of them are really causing tremendous problems.
“And they would be out really fast, immediately,” he added of criminal illegal immigrants.
Trump released his official immigration policy platform last weekend.
The New York business mogul has repeatedly called for stricter border security, ending birthright citizenship and forcing Mexico into building a wall on America’s southern border.