Illegal immigration has run rampant over the past three years due to the lax border security policies of the Biden administration, prompting concerns over the toll on U.S. resources as well as the treatment of migrants making the often treacherous journey.
During a recent campaign speech, former President Donald Trump signaled his intention to once again crack down on criminal entries — and the organizations that help facilitate them — if he wins another term in the White House.
Trump vows to prosecute organizations that aid in illegal immigration:
“We will prosecute them for their participation in human trafficking, child smuggling, and every other crime we can find.” pic.twitter.com/Vn7vsTbAMs
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“All of these caravans that are coming up will not get one more cent of American money,” the GOP presidential front-runner declared. “You know, when you explain: No money, no anything, no education, we’re not going to take care of you better than our vets. You know, they get taken care of with Biden, better than our great vets who are living on [the] streets.”
Touting his own policies, the former president said that the situation was “taken care of so well” during his administration. He went on to outline a plan that he said would cut off the flow of illegal immigration at the source.
“And for any radical left charity, nonprofit or so-called ‘aid organization’ supporting these caravans and illegal aliens, we will prosecute them for their participation in human trafficking, child smuggling and every other crime we can,” Trump added.
His immigration platform also includes reimplementing the “unbelievably successful” travel ban that was in place during his term in office.
“From day one, I will restore the Trump travel ban on entering from having people that like to blow up our shopping centers and kill our people and do lots of bad things,” Trump asserted. “Entry from terror-plagued countries. We will not allow people to come in and we will implement strong ideological screening for all immigrants.”
He took on his successor head-on, declaring: “Crooked Joe Biden always takes the side that helps America’s enemies of the time. The guy doesn’t have a clue.”
At the Florida event on Saturday, Trump attacked Ron DeSantis, the state’s governor and a rival in the crowded Republican primary who addressed the same crowd earlier in the day.
“I endorsed him and he became a rocketship in 24 hours,” he said, adding: “Now he’s like a wounded falling bird from the sky.”