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Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., attends the grand opening of Trump International Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Donald Trump and his children hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony and press conference to celebrate the grand opening of his new hotel. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Jeff Sessions said Trump's border wall would lead to 'zero' illegal border crossings


We're going to get to zero and keep it there.
Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Fox News on Monday the proposed Mexican border wall would eliminate all illegal border crossings. 

The fate of the wall has been a hot topic in Washington as Congress battles over a budget bill. Democrats refused to touch any bill that allows funding for the wall, while President Trump has called it necessary for a budget.

Trump insists the wall is "a very important tool."

The Trump administration's stance on undocumented immigrants has been somewhat ambiguous in recent weeks. Sessions previously said that all undocumented immigrants were "subject to being deported," while Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday the U.S. "doesn't have time to go after" all undocumented immigrants.

However, the border wall remains a controversial topic in Congress. A bipartisan group of lawmakers called the Problem solvers Caucus called for a budget bill that didn't include money for the wall, The Hill reports.

Trump has suggested opposing the border wall threatens Americans' safety.

Jeff Sessions said Trump's border wall would lead to 'zero' illegal border crossings

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