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Trump asks how many Pakistanis tried to cross into US through Mexico border

Trump asked the question when a law enforcement official briefed him on the security situation on the border and listed out the name of the countries whose citizens were nabbed at the border

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Donald Trump
Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters

US during a tour of the southern border in asked a how many were arrested early this week trying to illegally enter as he was told that individuals from several South Asian nations attempted to cross the porous border with

Trump asked the question when a briefed him on the security situation on the border and listed out the name of the countries whose citizens were nabbed at the border a day earlier.

"So far this sector has apprehended folks from 41 different countries. Just yesterday, we apprehended 133 people from countries other than and That includes individuals from We apprehended some Pakistanis, Romania," the told Trump.

"How many " Trump asked, interrupting the law enforcement official. It was two yesterday, the told the

Senator John Cornyn, who was standing there along with Trump, said that nationals of many countries are exploiting the vulnerabilities at the US-border. Senator was also present at the briefing.

Trump travelled to the US-Mexico border to have a first hand assessment of the crisis at the border, which has been experiencing a large flow of illegal immigrants, the majority of whom are from Central Asian nations.

First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 13:40 IST
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