AUSTIN — President Donald Trump campaigned hard on immigration and border security. On Tuesday, his administration's top law enforcement official came to Austin to talk about what that looks like
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker spoke with the media at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas in downtown Austin Tuesday afternoon.
Whitaker told the crowd the Trump Administration has already taken steps to try to fix our immigration system. Some of those steps include giving U.S. attorneys more resources to charge people for entering the country illegally.
The president has also tried to make it harder for people to seek asylum if they've crossed over illegally, but a federal judge has stopped that from happening.
"This is the greatest nation in the history of the world. It is no wonder that people want to come here. We just ask that they do so lawfully," Whitaker said.
Whitaker took over as acting A.G. last month after Jeff Sessions announced his resignation. Whitaker had been Sessions' chief of staff.
You can read his full remarks here.