Trump calls on GOP, Dems to unite on immigration

President Donald Trump is addressing immigration in his State of the Union speech, saying Republicans and Democrats "must join forces" to confront what he's calling "an urgent national crisis."


Boos were heard from members of Congress as Trump made the case for increased funding for security along the southern border.


Trump urged Congress to end illegal immigration and put the "ruthless coyotes, cartels, drug dealers and human traffickers out of business."

"Large, organized caravans are on the march to the United States," Trump said.

The rhetoric earned him groans from Democrats in the House chamber, who have accused Trump of using the caravans to stir up the Republican base.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) put up her hand in an apparent signal for Democrats to back off from the audible pushback.

But other Democratic lawmakers, including Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.), were spotted reacting throughout the chamber. Others immediately took to social media to fire back at Trump.

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