Trump's speech sounds like a Stephen Miller written victory lap on all the immigration policies he got through during these last few years, even a namecheck for the Remain In Mexico program.
Trump describing how they inherited a lawless border. Interestingly, his current head of US Customs and Border Protection was...the head of Border Patrol under Obama.
Trump now talking about terrorists coming from the Middle East and crossing through the southern border. No mention of specific cases.
Trump says he thinks 'we' came up with naming it 'caravans'?
"The hispanic population of our country gets it," Trump says on his immigration policies.
Trump spent most of the speech warning that his policies shouldn't be undone and that caravans were forming to head to the southern border already.

He said he hopes ICE/DHS voices are 'heard' well into the future.

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He was given this authority by current acting DHS Sec. Pete Gaynor. Image
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