There is footage of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others discussing the problem of illegal immigration. They all used get-tough language, but the policies only worsened the problem. This is not a new problem; it's been building for decades. Trump was elected on the platform of cleaning it up, and it's not going to be an easy process.
He has been called racist, Hitler and white supremacist for using the same language used by Obama, the Clintons, et al. People seem to have short memories. The problem has now been brought to a head. Let's hope that any attempt at fair and productive legislation isn't summarily blocked in order to demonize the president. He has his foibles, but EVERYONE at the table needs to work on a good faith solution.