Illegal immigration costs American taxpayers USD 100 billion a year, President Donald Trump has said as he slammed the opposition Democratic party for advocating an open border policy facilitating an easy entry of illegal immigrants into the US. His comments came amid a row over a caravan of an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 people mostly from three Latin American countries – El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala – who are currently at the southern US border along Mexico with the intention to enter America. Trump said that soldiers deployed to stop the illegal immigrants from entering the US would not open fire, but would arrest them if they threw stones at the troops. Democrat immigration policies not only drain US treasury, but they threaten communities, he alleged. Nearly 100 per cent of heroin in the US enters through the southern border, along with roughly 90 per cent of the cocaine, the majority of meth and a substantial portion of the ultra-lethal fentanyl, killing youths all over the country, the President claimed. Trump said that his administration has taken the toughest ever action to crackdown on China’s very abusive trade practices. And I spoke to (Chinese) President Xi (Jinping). They want to make a deal, but we have to have a fair deal. We have to have a deal that’s fair for the United States, he said. And China has to open up their borders for US companies, he demanded. Trump said he withdrew the US from the horrible, one-sided Iran nuclear deal.