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Trump urges Mexico to block illegal immigrants from El Salvador

Key Points
  • President Donald Trump called on Mexico to do more to prevent violent illegal immigrants from El Salvador from entering the U.S.
  • The president again pushed his long-proposed border wall but stopped short of saying Mexico would fund it.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with congressional members in the Cabinet Room of the White House February 13, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called on Mexico to do more to prevent violent illegal immigrants from El Salvador from entering the United States, again pushing his long-proposed border wall but stopping short of saying Mexico would fund it.

Trump, in a post on Twitter, said U.S. law enforcement was removing gang members from El Salvador but that they continued to return, adding: "El Salvador just takes our money, and Mexico must help MORE with this problem. We need The Wall!"