The shocking murder of 20-year-old Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts by illegal immigrant Cristhian Rivera has captured the attention of the nation.
Immigration has become a hot topic issue over the past few years, and unfortunately, this murder has ramped it up even further.
President Donald Trump may have ended the discussion once and for all in a video published from the White House.
Here’s what he had to say.
“Mollie Tibbetts, an incredible young woman, is now permanently separated from her family,” said President Trump. “A person came in, from Mexico, illegally, and killed her.”
“We need the wall. We need our immigration laws changed. We need our border laws changed. We need Republicans to do it because the Democrats aren’t going to do it,” he continued.
“This is one instance of many. We have tremendous crime trying to come through the borders. We have the worst laws anywhere in the world. Nobody has laws like the United States. They are strictly pathetic.”
“We need new immigration laws. We need new border laws. The Democrats will never give them and the wall is being built. We’ve started it, but we also need the funding for this year’s building of the wall.”
“So, to the family of Mollie Tibbetts, all I can say is God bless you,” he concluded. “God bless you.”
Tibbetts had been missing for over one month when police eventually discovered and confronted Rivera, who then led them to her body. Her body was reportedly hidden in a cornfield under corn stalks.
Rick Rahn, of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, recently told reporters that Rivera confessed to investigators that he saw Tibbetts running and pursued her, running alongside or behind her.
Rivera said Tibbetts grabbed her phone and threatened to call the police if he didn't leave her alone. He then continued his pursuit and abducted her, according to Rahn.