September 20 2023

President Donald Trump laid out his agenda for securing America's border during a speech Wednesday in Dubuque, Iowa.


"One of the most important issues in this campaign is ending the nation-wrecking catastrophe on our southern border. There's never been anything like this," President Trump declared.


The speech came amid a surge in illegal immigration at the southern border. Fox News' Bill Melugin reported Wednesday that it's a "total free for all" at the border in Eagle Pass, Texas, as a "mass illegal crossing" is taking place. 


Highlights from President Trump's speech: 


President Trump: "Under Crooked Joe, lawless mobs of unscreened, unvetted illegal alien migrants are stampeding across our border by the millions and millions, including hoards of criminals, terrorists, human traffickers, child smugglers, gang members, and inmates emptied out of their prisons, insane asylums and mental institutions...this is an invasion and I'm the one candidate who from day one knows exactly how to stop it."


President Trump: "Just think of what we achieved under the Trump administration, I ended the human, economic, and national security calamity known as catch-and-release."


President Trump: "Biden puts China first, Mexico first, Ukraine first, Canada first, Europe first, Asia first, illegal aliens first...but he puts America last...I put America first, every single time."


President Trump: "Biden's deadly border betrayals are destroying innocent lives. Just days ago, an illegal alien who was previously caught and released into the interior by Crooked Joe was arrested for brutally murdering a 28-year old young man."


President Trump: "We cannot wait until 2025 to begin stopping Biden's nightmare...that's why I'm calling on Congressional Republicans to ban Joe Biden from using a single taxpayer dollar to release or resettle illegal aliens into the United States effective Sept. 30."


President Trump: "I will also use existing federal law to deny entry to all communists and marxists to the United States."


President Trump: "Before we defend the borders of foreign countries, we must secure the border of our country. It's very simple. I will deploy the U.S. Navy to impose a fentanyl blockade."


President Trump: "I will immediately terminate every open borders policy of the Biden Administration."


President Trump: "We'll carry out the largest domestic deportation operation in American history. I'll also invoke immediately the Alien Enemies Act to remove all known or suspected gang members."


President Trump: "I'll make clear that we must use any and all resources needed to stop the invasion, including moving thousands of troops currently stationed overseas guarding other people's borders. We guard other people's borders, but we don't guard our own."


President Trump: "I'll also use Title 42 to end the child trafficking crisis by returning all trafficked children to their families in their home countries immediately."


President Trump: "A vote for President Trump means Joe Biden’s horror show at the southern border ends at noon on Inauguration Day 2025."

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