Trump ended the separations last June with an executive order.
Although the president said Tuesday that he was not thinking of restarting family separations, he said the policy was effective in slowing traffic at the border.
“I’ll tell you something, once you don’t have it, that’s why you have many more people coming,” Trump said. “They are coming like it’s a picnic, like, ‘Let’s go to Disney Land.’”
Thousands of children were separated from their parents at the border in the spring of 2018. Officials said last week in court documents that it could take two years to identify all the children, according to The New York Times.