Trump says he does not intend to reinstate the policy of segregating immigrant families

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had no intention of reinstating the policy of separating families of migrants he ended in June 2018 as a result of anger.

“We do not intend to do this,” he said, but pointed out that the measure had a deterrent effect. “When we do not do it, it attracts more people to the border,” he said.

“I am the one who abolished it,” he said, stressing that the system was put forward by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.

In the spring of 2018, images of the transfer of more than 2,300 minors to condominiums provoked condemnation even within the Republican Party, prompting Trump to retreat.

The US president again called for tougher immigration laws and condemned what he calls “hindrances” of his Democratic opponents in the case.

“We have the worst laws in the world,” he said on the sidelines of a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the Oval Office.

“Democrats in Congress do not want to move, they want open borders, which means they want criminal activity, they want the flow of drugs into our country,” he said.

Trump announced on Sunday that Secretary of Homeland Security Kirsten Nielsen would leave her office in what appeared to be uneasy because of the lack of results in the file he wants one of his priorities during his presidency.

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