Former President Donald Trump has outlined his southern border and immigration policy platforms in great detail. This includes a vision to end “automatic citizenship for the children of illegal aliens,” resurrecting all “incredibly successful border policies” from his first term and moving “massive portions” of federal law enforcement into immigration enforcement.
Trump shared these plans while speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road to a Majority Conference in Washington, DC.
He first criticized automatic citizenship as “so unfair for our country” and pledged to end it on his first day in office, if elected.
Trump stated, “Our allegiance is to our country and our Creator.” This quote was shared on Twitter by the Faith & Freedom Coalition.
Trump announced, “I will sign on day one an executive order ending automatic citizenship for the children of illegal aliens. You have to do it. We’re the only country in the world that does it.”
Trump also plans to reinstate his previous administration’s border policies. These include the Remain in Mexico policy, Safe Third Agreement, and asylum bans.
In addition to these policies, Trump plans to finish the southern border wall.
Trump envisions reinstating “the prosecution policy which saw a record number of prosecutions of illegal aliens who had to leave the country.”
Trump added, “Sometimes they were so evil, so bad, that we put them in prisons in our own country because they have a tendency to come back.”
Promoting legal immigration, Trump said, “We want people to come into our country, but we want them to come into our country legally.”
Trump stated he would reinstate the public health authority Title 42 — which the Biden administration allowed to expire in May — “based on all of the diseases that illegal aliens are bringing.”
Trump added, “And we will have to do rapid deportation of all of these border crossers, but we have people that are very seriously ill with contagious diseases, and they’re pouring into our country along with all of the rest.”
Lastly, he detailed his vision to “shift massive portions of the existing federal law enforcement apparatus to immigration enforcement.” This includes moving “parts of the DEA, ATF, FBI, and Homeland Security investigators.”
Along with the move, Trump reiterated he would deploy “thousands of troops … to the border.”