President Donald Trump said that migrants who aren’t happy with the detention centers near the United States-Mexico border should stay home.
Trump weighed in on the issue after a number of Democratic lawmakers, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), visited a facility in Texas and said the immigrants there aren’t being treated well.
In a post on Twitter late July 3, Trump wrote: “If Illegal Immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built or refitted detentions centers, just tell them not to come. All problems solved!”
The president campaigned on stemming the flood of illegal immigrants coming into the United States from Mexico.
In a lengthy missive also posted on Wednesday night, Trump said Customs and Border Protection officers are being forced to do things outside of their regular jobs. He also hit back at Democrats, saying the conditions for illegal immigrants being held are adequate.
“Our Border Patrol people are not hospital workers, doctors or nurses. The Democrats bad Immigration Laws, which could be easily fixed, are the problem. Great job by Border Patrol, above and beyond,” he said.