Trump’s Campaign on Illegal Immigration

Illegal Immigration the big talking point for the upcoming election. Donald Trump’s campaign seems to want to make the centerpiece of his campaign about the rampant illegal immigration.

The former president had success with using immigration as the main point of his campaign in 2016 and wishes to capitalize on it once again in this election. This is mostly in part because during the time of The Biden Administration, border crossings have been at record highs.

In February, Democrats had reaced an agreement with a section of the Republican senators to bring forward a package of ~$20 billion to tackle illegal immigration. This would have been tied to aid to Ukraine, Taiwan, and Israel. However, before the vote Trump had moved to boycott it. Without Republican votes, the bill was shelved.

In last Thursday’s vote a majority of the Democrat senate supported a vote to begin debate on the bipartisan border security bill, but the Republican bloc voted against it.

The former president is promising much tougher measures at his campaign rallies and in interviews. He has stated “Well, these aren’t civilians. These are people that aren’t legally in our country. This is an invasion of our country. An invasion like probably no country has ever seen before. They’re coming in by the millions. I believe we have 15 million now. And I think you’ll have 20 million by the time this ends.” At some of his rallies, Trump has even gone so far as to say that undocumented immigrants “can’t be called people.”

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