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Trump: ‘We Cannot Allow Our Nation to Become a Sanctuary for Extremists’

President Trump addressed border security and terrorism during his address to a joint session of Congress tonight, saying that immigration laws must be enforced and the “environment of lawless chaos” must come to an end.

He once again reiterated his pledge to build a wall on the border, and he asked critics of his immigration proposals, “What would you say to the American family that loses their jobs, their income, or a loved one, because America refused to uphold its laws and defend its borders?”

Trump also spoke about defeating “radical Islamic terrorism” (a phrase that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster reportedly tried to push Trump out of saying).

“It is not compassionate, but reckless,” the president said, “to allow uncontrolled entry from places where proper vetting cannot occur. Those given the high honor of admission to the United States should support this country and love its people and its values. We cannot allow a beachhead of terrorism to form inside America. We cannot allow our nation to become a sanctuary for extremists.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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