WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tribute to federal immigration officials (all times local):
President Donald Trump invited a U.S. Border Patrol agent to the podium during a White House event to pay tribute to federal immigration officials and joked that the agent could speak "perfect English."
Trump asked the agent, Adrian Anzaldua, to discuss his apprehension of a smuggler accused of locking 78 migrants inside a truck near Laredo, Texas, about a week ago.
Trump also appeared to refer to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, as CBC during Monday's event. CBC stands for Congressional Black Caucus, among other things.
Trump says immigration agents are doing important, necessary work. He lambasted Democrats who have called for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
He said: "Most importantly let me extend my gratitude to every law enforcement professional representing ICE and CBC."