Pres. Trump: immigrant deaths would go down if walls stopped them from coming up

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 8:30 AM PT – Sat. June 29, 2019

President Trump tells reporters if a border wall had been built, it would actually save lives.

Speaking at the G20 summit in Japan early Saturday, the president called illegal immigration “very unfair,” saying millions have worked and waited to get into the country, while others simply walk in.

He said if the nation had more effective border walls, it would stop people from making the dangerous journey into the country.

FILE – In this April 5, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle sits near the wall as President Donald Trump visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in El Centro, Calif. A federal judge has denied a request by the U.S. House of Representatives to prevent President Donald Trump from tapping Defense Department money for a border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

He went on to say better border control policies might have actually saved a migrant father and daughter who recently drowned trying to cross the border.

His remarks came after a photo went viral earlier this week, showing a father and daughter from El Salvador face down in the Rio Grande river, after their attempt to illegally cross the border.