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Donald Trump revealed that if he runs for president again and is elected, his first executive action would be to restart the construction of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
During a wide-ranging interview on Epoch TV’s “Kash’s Corner,” the 45th president said building the wall was important because it also projected a message of strength to world leaders like China’s Xi Jinping.
“First of all, the wall, even for him,” Trump said referring to Xi. “You know why? Because when he sees millions of people pouring into our country, he loses respect for our country.”
“When him and Putin and Kim Jong Un and Iran’s leaders, when they’re watching millions of people walk into our country … They lose respect,” he added.
“It’s so easy. You close it up, you got to close it up. And that would send a big signal, a really big signal,” Trump stated. “And then you’ve got to get their respect again. How do you do that? You do that by making sure that they know that this country is here and it’s here to stay and we’re not going to take any nonsense.”
Record numbers of migrant encounters have been seen along the U.S.-Mexico border practically since Joe Biden was inaugurated.
Last March, Vice President Kamala Harris was placed in charge of handling the border crisis, but critics have said she has done little to nothing to address the issue.
Former Trump White House advisor Stephen Miller recently argued that Biden should be impeached for his immigration failures.
During an interview on Fox News, Miller argued that the first articles of impeachment against Biden should be over his administration’s refusal to honor a court order about the Remain in Mexico policy, which was created by President Donald Trump that allowed the government to send illegal aliens back to Mexico before their trial date.
“What he did to this country is criminal. It’s absolutely criminal, it’s hateful, it’s odious, and there has to be accountability,” Miller said. “And here’s the bottom line. When Republicans take the majority, they need to have an agenda for accountability. They need to have an agenda for fighting crime, they need to have an agenda for fighting open borders, they need to have an agenda for fighting big tech.”
“They need to have an agenda for holding this administration accountable, and for issuing subpoenas to ensure that that happens,” he added. “And if they do, they will go down in history as the greatest Republican majority we’ve ever had.”
“During the last administration, President Trump directed an agency within ICE known as Homeland Security Investigations, or HSI, to conduct nationwide worksite enforcement. In fact, we had the largest worksite rate in American history under President Trump, which I was very proud to have taken place. All of that is now shut down,” he added.
“If you work illegally in this country, you will be able to take an American job using a fake identity, stealing a Social Security number, and collecting public benefits the whole entire way through. I want to talk also about the parole issue that Bill Melugin just mentioned. Parole is like DACA or deferred action for people who are outside the country who want to come in illegally,” Miller said.
“So, in other words, DACA, or deferred action, if you are here illegally, says you can stay here, you have protection from deportation and you can apply for a work permit. That’s what they’re doing now for illegal aliens outside the country, newly arriving. Parole is supposed to be for a very rare humanitarian emergency. The classic example used is for someone, for example, who needs to donate an organ. They are a match and they have to get into the country to donate a kidney,” he said.
“That’s what it’s for. It’s being used to bring in illegal aliens en masse to take American jobs. And one other point I want to make about this, everything that the administration is saying, they need to raise taxes on you to fix our terrible public school test scores, our overcrowded emergency rooms, our dilapidated infrastructure. All of those problems that they want you to believe you caused are caused by third-world migration,” he concluded.