President Donald Trump doubled down on his administration’s stance on illegal immigration on Monday and went a step further, assuring Americans that the U.S. will not be a migrant or refugee camp as many parts of Europe are.
“The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility,” Trump said during a press conference. “It won’t be. You look at what is happening in Europe and other places, we can’t allow it to happen to the United States. Not on my watch.”
Trump’s comments came after a tweet storm early on Monday where he highlighted illegal immigration, migration in Europe, and the Democrats’ opposition to fixing the immigration system.