Watch Live: President Trump Addresses Nation’s Border Security (& Dems Respond)

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Update: Trump started his speech by explaining why illegal immigration and lax border security harm all Americans. Illegal immigrants soak up public resources and commit violent crimes while lax border security helps fuel the deadly drug crisis in the US. Trump labeled it a “deadly humanitarian crisis – a crisis of the heart and crisis of the soul.”

He also raised the issue of young children who are exploited by coyotes who force them into sexual trafficking and use them for other devious ends.

Secure the border and stop drug smugglers and human traffickers. He said the White House’s proposal was developed by border agents in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security – the proposal includes cutting edge technology

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