(TargetLiberty.org) – On Wednesday former President Donald Trump vowed that if he wins back the White House he would reimpose an expanded version of his travel ban that targeted many Islamic countries.
During his speech in Dubuque, Iowa, Trump, whose 2016 presidential campaign had also been tough on immigration, stated his new plans for curbing immigration if he wins the 2024 presidential election. Trump’s stance on immigration has altered the entire Republican party’s stance on the issue. As he noted as the President he would lead “the largest domestic deportation operation” in U.S. history by invoking the 1798 law known as the Alien Enemies Act. The Act which is part of the Alien and Sedition Acts allows the deportation of immigrants from countries that have been at war with the U.S.
Trump stated that this law would be used for the deportation of cartel members, drug dealers, and gun members from the country. He further proposed changes to federal law enforcement, including the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Drug Enforcement Agency whose focus would be shifted to immigration enforcement.
He added that if needed there would be troops deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border and the Navy would be used to combat the fentanyl crisis.
Finally, he claimed that he would reimpose the controversial travel ban that he had originally imposed during his first term. The limited visa travel ban targeted Iran, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Venezuela, and South Korea, and despite the legal challenges it faced it was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2018.
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