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‘How many Pakistanis apprehended at Mexico border?’: Donald Trump seeks details of individuals trying to illegally enter US

Trump asked this question when he was told by the official that individuals from several South Asian nations attempted to cross the porous border with Mexico.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 11, 2019 19:09 IST
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US President Donald Trump asked a law enforcement official to disclose how many Pakistanis were arrested at Mexico border early this week while they were trying to illegally enter America.

Trump asked this question when he visiting  the southern border in Texas and was told by the official that individuals from several South Asian nations attempted to cross the porous border with Mexico. 

The law enforcement official was briefing Trump about the individuals from several South Asian nations who attempted to cross the porous border with Mexico. 

 “So far this sector has apprehended folks from 41 different countries. Just yesterday, we apprehended 133 people from countries other than Central America and Mexico. That includes individuals from India. We apprehended some Pakistanis, Romania…,” the law enforcement official told Trump. 

“How many Pakistanis?” Trump asked, interrupting the law enforcement official. “It was two yesterday,” the border security official told the President. 

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

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

(With PTI inputs)

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