Trump: Dems 'will do anything' to obstruct on immigration

Trump: Dems 'will do anything' to obstruct on immigration
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott MORE on Wednesday accused Democrats of wanting to “obstruct” immigration law, saying members of the party are pushing for “open borders.”

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“The Fake News is not mentioning the safety and security of our Country when talking about illegal immigration,” the president tweeted. 

“Our immigration laws are the weakest and worst anywhere in the world, and the Dems will do anything not to change them & to obstruct-want open borders which means crime!” 

The president’s tweet comes as his administration grapples with the widespread condemnation of its “zero tolerance” immigration policy at the U.S. southern border with Mexico.

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard Sessions Senate outlook slides for GOP Supreme Court blocks order that relaxed voting restrictions in Alabama Justice Dept. considering replacing outgoing US attorney in Brooklyn with Barr deputy: report MORE unveiled the policy in April, directing the Justice Department to prioritize the criminal prosecution of individuals attempting to cross the border illegally. The policy has led to the separation of children from their families when the adults face prosecution.

According to a report in The Associated Press earlier this month, approximately 2,000 children had been separated from their families in recent weeks.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have criticized the policy and called for action, while the president has repeatedly blamed Democrats. 

The House is expected to vote on Thursday on two different pieces of immigration legislation. Trump has said he stands behind the GOP members of the House “1,000 percent.”

Meanwhile, the Senate GOP on Tuesday expressed support for legislation that would end the family separations at the border.