No Borders, No Country – LewRockwell

President Donald Trump has doubled down on his tough immigration rhetoric, vowing to keep arresting illegal immigrants and blaming Democrats for wanting illegal immigrants to pour in as their potential voters.

Trump’s Monday morning tweets come amid a growing backlash over his administration’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy. The policy has seen every illegal border-jumper criminally prosecuted and almost 2,000 children separated from their parents in the last two months, as the parents await trial.

But Trump has defended his policy by tweeting: “If you don’t have Borders, you don’t have a Country!”

The president also accused illegal immigrants of endangering the lives of their children by sending them unaccompanied to the US. There are currently 12,000 children in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services. Of these, 10,000 were sent across the border unaccompanied, according to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

The Trump administration blames previous administrations for lax border laws that entice immigrants to come to the United States, and also for a 2008 law that allows children to be taken into custody by HHS. “We’re not the ones responsible for creating this problem,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. “We’ve inherited…

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