During a Fox News town hall on January 10, former President Donald Trump outlined his aggressive stance on illegal immigration, promising unparalleled deportation efforts if reelected in November.
“We are going to have the largest deportation effort in the history of our country,” President Trump declared. “We are bringing everybody back to where they came from. We have no choice.”
Trump discusses unsustainability of illegal immigration in U.S.
This statement came in response to a question about managing the return of millions of illegal immigrants.
A prominent figure in the GOP presidential nomination race, Trump emphasized the unsustainability of having millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S.
He referred to a recent event in New York City where students resorted to remote learning as their school accommodated illegal immigrants.
Trump blames Biden for border crisis, pledges to complete Southern wall
Further criticizing the Biden administration for the border situation, Trump committed to completing the wall along the southern border, labeling it as “the worst border in history.”
The border crisis continues to escalate, with the number of undocumented immigrants crossing over reaching over 6 million, as reported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
In a December rally and a subsequent radio interview, Trump expressed his concerns about illegal immigrants, using strong language to describe their impact on the country.
Trump promises major deportations, criticizes Biden’s border policies
He claimed that illegal immigrants, including prisoners and people with mental health conditions, were entering the U.S. in vast numbers and damaging the nation.
In an op-ed for the Des Moines Register, Trump vowed to revoke Biden’s border policies on his first day in office, should he return to the presidency.
He promised a record-setting deportation operation, asserting, “Joe Biden has given us no choice.” Trump plans to utilize federal and local resources extensively for implementing these measures.
DeSantis vows major immigration reform in GOP debate
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, another GOP presidential hopeful, echoed similar sentiments.
During the CNN GOP presidential debate on January 10, DeSantis also pledged to undertake mass deportation of illegal immigrants if elected.
Immigration has become a central issue in the 2024 presidential race, with Republican candidates gaining traction over Democrats in public opinion.
Poll shows disapproval of Biden’s immigration policy
A Monmouth University poll highlighted a significant disapproval rating for President Biden’s handling of immigration issues.
Data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for fiscal year 2023 revealed a record 2.48 million encounters with illegal immigrants at the southern border.
This figure underscores the magnitude of the immigration issue that is shaping to be a pivotal topic in the upcoming presidential race, with candidates proposing varying solutions to address the challenge.