Trump: ‘We Are Getting Such Praise’ for Our ‘Common Sense’ Stance on Immigration

By Melanie Arter | February 13, 2017 | 3:45 PM EST

President Donald Trump greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – President Donald Trump said Monday that his administration is receiving praise for its “stance of common sense” when it comes to immigration, adding that he will not allow terrorist attacks that have occurred in the United States and around the world to happen in the U.S. on his watch.

“We are getting such praise for our stance, and it’s a stance of common sense - maybe a certain toughness, but it’s really more than toughness. It’s a stance of common sense, and we are going to pursue it vigorously, and we don’t want to have our country have the kinds of problems that you’re witnessing taking place not only here, but all over the world,” he said in a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

 



“We won’t stand for it. We won’t put up with it. We’re just not going to let it happen. We’re going to give ourselves every bit of chance so that things go well for the United States, and they will go well,” Trump said.

The president said he wants the U.S. to have “a big beautiful open door,” but his administration cannot let “the wrong people in.”

“We want to have a big beautiful open door, and we want people to come in and come in our country, but we cannot let the wrong people in, and I will not allow that to happen during this administration, and people, citizens of our country want that, and that’s their attitude too, I will tell you,” Trump said.

Trump said he already knew the U.S. national security situation was not good when he was campaigning.

“When I was campaigning, I said it’s not a good situation. Now that I see it, including with our intelligence briefings, we have problems that a lot of people have no idea how bad they are, how serious they are – not only internationally, but when you come right here,” he said.

“Obviously, North Korea is a big, big problem, and we will deal with that very strongly,” Trump said, referring to North Korea’s launch of a banned ballistic missile on Sunday – the first test since the president took office.

“We have problems all over the Middle East. We have problems just about every corner of the globe no matter where you look,” Trump said.

The president said the U.S. has to “create borders” and let in “people that can love our country.”