- On Wednesday, former Pres. Donald Trump said he would deploy thousands of troops currently stationed overseas to the US-Mexico border if he's reelected.1
- In addition, Trump vowed to reimpose and expand a travel ban from his previous term, when he barred people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.2
- Calling the record number of US southern border crossings under Pres. Joe Biden an 'invasion,' Trump said he'll 'immediately terminate every open border policy of the Biden administration.'3
- In June, an NBC poll found that deploying the military to the US-Mexican border was the most popular Republican position among registered voters and Republican primary voters.4
- This comes after Trump — the favorite in polls to win the Republican presidential nomination — recently unveiled his immigration plan for 2025, which includes extending Texas' border barriers and completing the US-Mexico border wall.5
- The Biden admin. has defended its border policies, including a key immigration parole program that allows about 30K migrants from the Caribbean and Latin America to receive work authorization in the US every month.6
- Democratic narrative, as provided by New York Times. Trump's obsession with the border and his instinct to use US security forces to meet domestic political goals are well-known. If it weren't for resistance from his advisors, the former president would have carried out dangerous maneuvers on the Southern Border while in office. What makes his latest proposal ominous is its popularity among Republican voters and his popularity in the Republican race.
- Republican narrative, as provided by Newsmax. By the end of this year, Biden’s open-border policies will lead to the US being overrun by as many as 15M illegal migrants. A return to the tough border policies of the Trump administration is the only way to address the vital national security issue. Even before Trump returns to office House Republicans should do what they can to cut all funding from Biden’s failed immigration policies.