President Trump addressed the nation for the first time from the Oval office Tuesday night emphasizing the need to fix the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border.
The President clarified all Americans are hurt by illegal migration citing thousands of sex crimes, homicides, and assaults committed by illegal immigrants.
He continued by saying he is committed to end the cycle of human suffering returning children safely to their homes.
The president highlighted a recent report suggesting 20 thousand children entered the United States illegally just last month.
President Trump outlined his approach saying he supports funding drug detecting technology, more border agents, and other tools to ensure the safety of all Americans.
Despite heightened partisan tension, the president concluded his remarks by suggesting he remains hopeful to reach a deal to end the partial government shutdown.