President Trump on Tuesday renewed his call for a crackdown on illegal immigration during an event honoring fallen law enforcement officers.
Speaking outside the U.S. Capitol, Trump called on lawmakers to fund his proposed border wall, pass new measures cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities and end what he called “catch and release” immigration laws.
“We don’t want it anymore. We’ve had it. Enough is enough,” Trump said at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.
He said current policies “release violent criminals back into our communities” and put police and border patrol officers’ lives at risk.
Trump also revived another controversial, but unfulfilled, campaign pledge: mandating capital punishment for people who kill police officers.
“We must end the attacks on our police and we must end them right now,” the president said. “We believe criminals who kill our police should get the death penalty. Bring it forth.”