President Donald Trump, speaking Friday in California on the southern border, said that America’s immigration system is “full” and that he is letting the country know that there is “an absolute emergency” at the southern border.
“He’s doubling down” on this, said Fox New contributor John Bussey of The Wall Street Journal on Friday afternoon on the Fox News program, “Shepherd Smith Reporting.”
“I think the fact that he thanked Mexico … Just a few days ago he was threatening to shut down the border,” noted Kristen Fischer, on site in Calexico, California, on Friday afternoon, on the same program.
“[Yet] now he’s seen a big improvement” in apprehensions and other responses from Mexico that are encouraging, in terms of addressing the flow of people toward America, she added of what stood out about Trump’s remarks on Friday.
Trump also thanked the Border Patrol agents for their hard work in protecting the country from numerous issues at the border.
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LIVE: President Trump Hosts a Roundtable on Immigration and Border Security https://t.co/LODx6Zl5Uy
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 5, 2019
Officials briefing President Trump at border say they have finished about 82 miles of barrier so far, will finish 97 more miles by the end of this year and another 277 miles by the end of 2020 — for a total of about 450 miles.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 5, 2019
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“Democrats need to help fix the border crisis or get out of Trump’s way” https://t.co/IlQ8rbjlfg
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 4, 2019