Trump: Solution to reuniting immigrant families is 'don't come to our country illegally'

Trump: Solution to reuniting immigrant families is 'don't come to our country illegally'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power' O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' take down border wall near El Paso if he could MORE on Tuesday responded to his administration missing a court-ordered deadline to reunite separated immigrant families by saying people shouldn’t “come to our country illegally.” 

"Well, I have a solution. Tell people not to come to our country illegally. That's the solution. Don't come to our country illegally. Come like other people do. Come legally,” Trump told reporters.

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“I’m saying this: We have laws. We have borders. Don't come to our country illegally. It's not a good thing,” he added.

The Trump administration said Monday that it would not be able to meet the court order to reunite detained migrant children under the age of 5 with their families by Tuesday. Many reunifications are happening despite the missed deadline.

A court has also ordered the administration to reunite the remaining detained children with their families by July 26. A judge rejected officials’ request to extend the deadline. 

Trump also slammed people "fighting" Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, apparently meaning widespread protesters and some Democratic lawmakers, as a "disgrace."

“These people go into harm's way. There is nobody under greater danger than the people from ICE. What they do to MS-13, and everything else,” Trump said.

“So we ought to support ICE, not do what the Democrats are doing. Democrats want open borders, and they don't mind crime. We want no crime, and we want borders where borders mean something,” he continued. “And remember this: Without borders, you do not have a country.”