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.
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.