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Trump tells U.S. sheriffs: ‘We want securing the border and a wall’

President Donald Trump is rightfully concerned about the gangs crossing the Southern border into the United States — and he wants to do something about it.

President Trump told sheriffs from around the country that Congress needs to create tougher immigration legislation that includes a wall to keep the gang members, drug dealers, and terrorists from gaining entry into America, during a discussion at the White House on Tuesday.

“We want them out. We don’t want them in,” the president told the National Sheriffs Association. “We want securing the border and a wall, ending chain migration, and canceling the visa lottery. I think you all agree.”

Keep Them Out

Trump’s plea to Congress came with much applause from members of the association, whose complaints Trump promised he was hearing.

“Right now we’re working on DACA, we’re working on immigration bills, and we’re making them tough so you people can enforce the laws,” Trump told the sheriffs. “In everything we do, we’re listening to law enforcement and we’re putting the safety and security of American people first.”

Trump’s efforts on this are currently stalled in the Senate, with immigration reform bills from congressmen like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) failing to impress most Republicans and the president.

Trump has said that he wants to help those who came to the U.S. as minors and have received benefits from former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration amnesty program find a path to citizenship, but he wants increased funding for border security in return.

Bills like the bipartisan one created by McCain and Coons also fail to address Trump’s border wall, which the president has made clear is a requirement for him to agree on any immigration reform.

Stand With The Police

But even with no end in sight for Trump’s immigration policy battles with congressional Democrats — and Sen. McCain — the president has sworn his loyalty to the nation’s law enforcement officers, and promised to continue working with them to accomplish an increased national sovereignty and a safer America.

“My administration stands proudly with America’s sheriffs, deputies, and law enforcement officers,” Trump told the association on Tuesday. He continued:

And we stand, also, 100 percent with strong law and order. We want you to just keep doing your job as well as you’re doing it. We’ve helped you a lot with military equipment and other things, but we just want you to keep going just the way you have been. You’ve been fantastic.”

Trump added that while there is work left to be done, he’s happy with what has been accomplished thus far in his administration.

“We’re participating with local law enforcement through the Project Safe Neighborhoods,” the president said, adding:

We’re increasing prosecutions of federal gun crimes. We’re taking the fight to the drug dealers and drug pushers which, frankly, I think, is the number-one way we’re going to stop drugs. We can form all the Blue Ribbon Committees in the world, but the way you’re going to stop it is you folks, with the strong, really, law and order, when it comes to the drug, and the drug pushers, the drug dealers. That’s the way it’s going to stop.

“We’ve made a lot of progress,” Trump concluded, “and we’ll keep it going.”