President Donald Trump late Tuesday declared on Twitter that "everybody" now acknowledges that he was right about the crisis at the nation's border and that the problems are now "being fixed."
"Everybody is now acknowledging that, right from the time I announced my run for President, I was 100% correct on the Border," Trump tweeted. "Remember the heat I took? Democrats should now get rid of the loopholes. The Border is being fixed. Mexico will not let people through!"
The tweet came after he told reporters earlier in the day that he is fighting "bad laws" on immigration, and that "we have to close up the borders."
He also said he doesn't plan to reinstate a policy leading to separation of thousands of migrant children from their families while blaming former President Barack Obama for starting the practice.
Meanwhile, more than 66,000 people were apprehended in February after they came across the border, marking a 38 percent increase from January. Most of them were either families or children traveling alone.