Pres. Trump lists border statistics, asks Democrats to come back to the table

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 2:50 PM PT Sat. Jan. 12, 2019

President Trump is reaffirming the need for enhanced border security and immigration policy reform.

On Twitter Saturday, the president said 23% of federal inmates are illegal immigrants.

President Donald Trump speaks as he tours the U.S. border with Mexico at the Rio Grande on the southern border, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in McAllen, Texas, as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listens at right. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

The president went on to quote other statistics,including the more than 290,000 crimes committed by illegal immigrants in the state of Texas over the last seven years.

He then went on to ask Democrats to come back to the negotiating table. His remarks come as lawmakers on the left have so-far refused to support funding of the border barrier, as a condition of ending the partial government shutdown.

President Trump also released a video on Twitter Saturday, laying out his case for border security.

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