"He was very complimentary", Thomas told the Daily Beast. We've been very tough at the borders.
Trump also claimed, without providing evidence, that immigrants were "grabbing children and they're using children to come in to our country in many cases".
"If they feel there will be separation, they won't come", Trump said.
"We're looking at a lot of different things having to do with illegal immigration", he said, again calling on Congress to pass immigration legislation. I want a lot of people to come in. We have great auto companies entering our country again.
"We need people coming in, but we want them to come in on merit". "We're going to do whatever we can do to get it slowed down". We have companies like Foxconn going to Wisconsin with a massive, massive plant. But a lot of people agree with me.
Stephanopoulos asked Flake about Trump's talking about bringing back family separations in some form just as a new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Democrats have a huge edge on immigration over Republicans.
The Washington Post reported on Friday that the White House was reconsidering a policy known as "zero tolerance" that caused almost 3,000 children to be taken from their caregivers and placed in federal custody after they were apprehended crossing the border earlier this year. The government could detain such families for up to 20 days, before giving the parents a choice to either stay in detention with their children, or allow the children to be taken to a government shelter while other relatives seek custody. He focused on so-called "chain migration", the process by which legal immigrants help foreign-born family members come to the United States, and the Diversity Immigration Visa Program, often known as the Green Card lottery, a system created by bipartisan support in 1990.