...your intention sir, to close the border this weekend? What would it take to not close the border?
Well, I haven't made that intention known. And I'm ready to close it if I have to close it. Mexico, as you know, as of yesterday, has been starting to apprehend a lot of people at their southern border coming in from Honduras and Guatemala and El Salvador. And they're really apprehending thousands of people.
And it's the first time, really, in decades that this has taken place. And this should have taken place a long time ago. You know, Mexico has the strongest immigration laws in the world. Nobody has stronger. I guess some have the same, but you can't get any stronger than what Mexico has.
And we don't want people coming up, making that very dangerous journey, and coming in. Our system is absolutely maxed out. And border patrol has done an incredible job, but the system is absolutely maxed out. And it's a very unfair thing.
So Mexico has, as of yesterday, made a big difference. You'll see that, because few people, if any, are coming up. And they say they're going to stop them. Let's see. They have the power to stop them. They have the laws to stop them.
And what we have to do is Congress has to meet quickly and make a deal. I could do it in 45 minutes. We need to get rid of chain migration. We need to get rid of catch and release and visa lottery. And we have to do something about asylum. And to be honest with you, I have to get rid of judges.