Trump says Italy “doing the right thing” by curbing legal and illegal immigration

Jul 30, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump praised Italy’s new prime minister for his handling of immigration issues, after a meeting that touched on trade and paved the way for Italy to hold a conference over Libya, a source of migrant traffic crossing the Mediterranean.

“I agree very much with what you are doing with respect to migration, and illegal immigration, and even legal immigration,” Trump told Conte in the Oval Office as reporters looked on. “He has taken a very firm stance on the border, a stance that few countries have taken. And frankly he is doing the right thing in my opinion.”

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