(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Former President Donald Trump issued a stark warning during a Pray Vote Stand Summit in Washington D.C., pledging to take drastic measures against illegal immigration if he were to be elected back into the White House in 2024.
Trump’s comments come after a rebellion within the Democratic Party against the Biden administration’s open border policy, igniting a fresh debate over immigration policies and their potential consequences for the United States.
“Upon my inauguration, I will terminate every open border policy of the Biden administration and commence the largest deportation operation in American history,” Trump said. “We have no choice.”
He voiced his concern over the current state of immigration, pointing to incidents in Tucson, Arizona, where the Biden administration reportedly released illegal aliens straight into the streets. Federal border patrol officials claimed their facilities were at full capacity.
Upon my inauguration, I will terminate every Biden open border policy. – President Donald Trump
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“This is not sustainable, and you don’t have to know very much to know,” Trump said. “I looked at Tucson, Arizona today. Did you see that? Thousands and thousands of people all over. … People walk out of their house, they said, ‘What’s happened to our beautiful place?’”
He extended his criticism to other towns and cities, including New York City, which he correctly said was facing a surge in illegal immigration.
In a press conference in midtown Manhattan, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jerry Nadler were overwhelmed by fired up New Yorkers angry at the unprecedented levels of illegal immigration in the city.
JUST IN: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tries giving a press conference on the migrant crisis in Manhattan but gets absolutely drowned out by angry New Yorkers.
Surprised she’s not just crying about it at the border like she did when Trump was in office.
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“Send them back!” one protestor shouted as the lawmakers were overshadowed by the hecklers. “Illegal immigration is not right! Respect the constitution, close the border,” another shouted through mega phone.
In the same speech, Trump echoed New York City Mayor Eric Adams’s call for immediate action. “No country can sustain or financially sustain it, nobody could possibly sustain something like this,” the Republican candidate continued.
“They’re putting young children into schools who don’t speak any English. … They’re sitting in class, they don’t understand anything that’s going on in schools. It’s a horrible situation, and it would have never happened if we had the strongest border in history,” Trump added
Trump concluded his immigration remarks boasting about the border wall construction during his tenure, saying, “We built nearly 500 miles of border wall. You know, they like to say we built 57 miles, now we’ve built over 500.” He expressed his belief that strong border security was essential for national stability.