Costello: Trump torpedoed GOP immigration efforts

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"We can not allow all of these people to invade our Country", the president said on Twitter as he was being driven to his private golf club in Northern Virginia.

Mr. Trump said they should be deported with "no Judges or Court Cases". Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday that the USA immigration system is "laughed at all over the world" and is "very unfair" to individuals using legal avenues to gain entry. "Most children come without parents", before adding, "Immigration must be based on merit - we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!"

A participant in a Sunday, June 24, 2018, press conference in McAllen, Texas, holds a sign showing support for immigrants who have been targeted by the Trump Administration.

It isn't the first time Trump has criticized the judicial process for migrants who cross the border illegally.

Under zero tolerance, undocumented adult immigrants who did not cross at legal entry points are arrested and separated from their children. He said during a campaign appearance Saturday in Las Vegas that being for "strong borders, no crime" is a winning issue for Republicans to run on in November's congressional elections.

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Sanders differentiated between Trump and the Obama administration on this issue, saying there was "concern" about the treatment of undocumented immigrants under Obama, but that it was not the same as family separation under Trump.

Once it was evident back in 2016 that Donald Trump would be the likely presidential nominee for the GOP, Will left the Republican Party.

Trump's struggles on immigration follow his failure previous year to repeal the so-called Obamacare law, a central tenet of GOP orthodoxy since President Barack Obama signed it into law in 2010, and the president's uneven implementation of his travel ban, which will be the subject of a Supreme Court ruling this week. It does not solve the more immediate problem of how to reunite more than 2,300 children who were taken from their parents since early May and are scattered in detention facilities across the country.

"We don't want judges, we want security on the border", Trump said.

"When the president says that and calls them clowns and losers, how does he expect the Democrats to sit down and work with Republicans on these issues?" Intense criticism of the policy caused Trump to sign an executive order last week to end the separation of families. Images of toddlers crying behind chain-link fences, and reports of federal agents taking infants and young children to distant states, forced a rare retreat from the White House.