WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump refused to apologize for the rhetoric behind his travel ban that some have called anti-Muslim and further slammed US immigration laws during a joint press conference with Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari at the White House on Monday.
“There’s no reason to apologize. Our immigration laws in this country are a total disaster.
They’re laughed at all over the world. They’re laughed at for their stupidity. And we have to have strong immigration laws,” he said.
He added, “I think if I apologize, it wouldn’t make 10 cents worth of difference to them. There’s nothing to apologize for. We have to have strong immigration laws to protect our country.” Last night, a caravan of about 50 asylum-seekers from Central America approached the border with the US.
Authorities have yet to allow them to apply for asylum and were told that the facility was at capacity. Yet, US law require asylum-seekers to be given a fair hearing.
“We are a nation of laws. We have to have borders. We don’t have borders, we don’t have a country. And I’ve been watching for weeks as the caravan came up,” he commented.
“No matter where you go, all over the world, they can’t even believe it, and we’re doing the best we can with it.
But we have to have changes in Congress, and we have to have it quickly,” Trump stressed.
Source: Kuwait News Agency