Trump: ‘We’re Going To Build Tent Cities’ To ‘Hold’ Those Seeking Asylum

Trump interview with Laura Ingraham Oct 29, 2018.
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President Donald Trump told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday evening that his administration will stick to its practice of holding asylum seekers in detention in “tent cities” until their trials, rather than releasing the immigrants until their court dates.

“If they applied for asylum, we’re going to hold them until such time as their trial takes place,” Trump told Fox on Monday. When asked where the influx of asylum-seekers would be held, he said “we’re going to building tent cities.”

“We’re going to put tents up all over the place. We’re not going to build structures and spend all of this, you know, hundreds of millions of dollars — we’re going to have tents,” he said. “They’re going to be very nice.”

Trump has referred to the caravan of migrants who are making their way toward the U.S.-Mexico border and “invasion” and has used the media coverage of the caravan to fear monger about immigration just before the midterms.


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