Washington (June 19, 2018): President Donald Trump has said he will not allow the US to become a “migrant camp.
“The United States will not be a migrant camp,” he said at the White House. “And it will not be a refugee-holding facility – it won’t be.”
Mr Trump said on Monday: “You look at what’s happening in Europe, you look at what’s happening in other places.“We cannot allow that to happen to the United States. Not on my watch.”
Earlier, he said European countries had made a big mistake by allowing in millions of migrants.
Mr Trump criticised Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in particular, saying her people were turning against their leaders because of the issue.Mrs Merkel is in a migration dispute with her interior minister, Horst Seehofer, who wants to refuse migrants if they have already registered for asylum elsewhere in the EU.
A Department of of Homeland Security spokesman told reporters last week that 1995 minors were separated from 1940 adults who crossed the US border without documents between April 19 and May 31.