WASHINGTON (AP) Standing along the Rio Grande, President Donald Trump says "a lot of the crime in our country is caused by what's coming through here."
Mr. Trump was touring a section of the U.S.-Mexico border as he seeks to bolster his case for spending billions of dollars on a border wall.
A law enforcement officer told Mr. Trump during his tour that a greater percentage of apprehensions in recent weeks have involved people from places other than Mexico and Central America.
He cited people from Pakistan, China and India as specific examples.
“So they apprehended people from the Middle East and they do it all the time,” Mr. Trump said.
"Whether it's steel or concrete, you don't care. We need a barrier."