Trump: Women crossing border ‘raped at levels nobody has ever seen before’

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is seething over immigration policies at a tax event in West Virginia.

Trump stressed Thursday that immigration laws needed to change. He said, "We have to have strong borders."

Trump complained about catch-and-release policies and family based migration, in which immigrants sponsor their relatives to join them in the U.S.

Trump also noted he'd been criticized for saying in his campaign kickoff speech that Mexico was sending rapists across the border.

He said Thursday that women had been raped in a caravan of migrants "at levels that nobody has ever seen before." It's unclear what he was referring to.

Trump announced this week that he was requesting the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling.