President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning defended his decision to keep thousands of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and said he will not deport anyone he disagrees with, despite widespread criticism that the move is an overreaction to a crime wave.
Trump’s statement came as he met with the families of three young men killed in the Orlando nightclub shooting that killed 49 people and wounded dozens more.
He said the families were welcome to come to the White House to visit their loved ones, and that he was pleased with the progress made to address the issue.
“There are people who are going to come into the country, and there are people that are going not to come in, but I don’t want to send anyone back,” Trump said at the White, White House.
“And we’re going to be sending a lot of people back.”
But Trump also insisted he was not sending anyone back.
“I think that the best way to deal with this is to start with those people that have been here for a long time, and get them out.
I think that would be a lot better,” he said.
“If there are any of them that have criminal records, they’re going back to their country of origin.
I don, I’m not going to send anybody back.”
Trump also said he is considering sending an additional 100,000 to the U-Verse border crossing at the U and the U.-S border to bring more people back to the country.
“We are going after the bad guys,” Trump told reporters.
“But we are not sending them back.
We’re not going after them.”
Trump’s announcement came as the White to begin issuing green cards for the estimated 1 million immigrants who have been ordered to leave the country or be returned to their home countries.
“This administration is not going back into the dark ages, we are going into the light,” Trump added.
“As I said, we’re taking our time.
But we will get those people out.”
Trump and his top aides are also planning to issue an order Thursday that will force businesses to report their workers’ wages and provide workers with paid sick days.
Trump, however, did not provide details on how he would pay for those programs.
He promised that he will work to reform the nation’s immigration laws and said that Congress must act quickly to enact legislation.
“The American people deserve better,” Trump, who took office less than two weeks ago, said during his address to a joint session of Congress.
“They deserve better than the politics of division and fear and division that is taking place.”
He said he was going to put a stop to the “vicious cycle of division” that has seen millions of people brought into the U., often by way of a “chain migration” program.
“When people cross our borders, they come to America to work, to live, and to love.
They should not be detained at the border and denied a fair shot at a new life,” Trump continued.
“Our system of immigration should be a merit based one.
And it should be the highest priority for the President and his administration.”
In his speech, Trump praised the families and urged Congress to pass his “big, beautiful, beautiful bill” to provide a pathway to citizenship for those who came illegally.
Trump also promised to send the “big” border wall along the U border to Mexico.
He also called for more fencing on the U, and promised that Mexico will pay for the new fence.
“Now, I am going to build a great wall on our southern border,” Trump declared.
“No matter what the cost, we will pay.
And we will have Mexico pay for it.
We will have our money back, because we are paying for it, but we will also have Mexico.
And the money will be returned.”
Trump said the wall should cost $10 billion to $15 billion, with the rest of the money going to Mexico to build it.
“A great wall along our southern borders is going to cost a lot more money than a small wall along your border,” he added.
Trump pledged to spend $1 trillion on his border wall, and said Mexico will spend $100 billion.
“It will be a great thing,” Trump promised.
“So, Mexico will send you a very nice wall.
You will pay them to build you a nice wall.”
Trump promised to make Mexico pay to build the wall and “make it as easy as possible for them to get it done.”
Trump has been criticized for the way he is handling immigration and has repeatedly questioned the patriotism of many of the people who have come to his country illegally, calling them rapists, drug dealers and drug kingpins.
“Why don’t we send them back and they will have to start over?”
Trump asked during a Wednesday interview with ABC News.
“Because they don’t have a lot.
They have a big family. They don