US President Donald Trump lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting, warning that "dangerous people" were clamouring to breach the country's borders and branded them "animals".
When presented with a complaint about the criminal gang MS-13, Mr Trump said: "We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in, and we're stopping a lot of them".
Promising to amend the immigration system, which he called the "dumbest laws on immigration in the world", Trump said, "We're gonna take care of them, we're gonna get it done", according to Time.
Trump is reported to have made the remarks when the local officials at the event praised his immigration policies while talking about California's sanctuary law.
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He tweeted: "The weak illegal immigration policies of the Obama Amin. allowed bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across the U.S. We are removing them fast!"
Trump and Mims agreed it was a "disgrace", and the president assured her they're working hard because "the concept that we're even talking about it is ridiculous".
The local officials invited for the event took turns praising his immigration policies and lamenting California's law, arguing that it was making it more hard for their communities to find and deport criminals.
"DonaldTrump is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of CA". He said, ' We are taking those people out of the country to a level and taking it out in such a number that never before happened. We're looking to bring them in. "It's becoming very popular", Mr. Trump said.
At the roundtable, Trump voiced hostility for the country's southern neighbor, Mexico, which is partnering with the United States and Canada in an unprecedented bid to host the World Cup in all three countries. Chrysler is opening up now in MI.