President Donald Trump has revealed that he plans to take bold actions to tackle the crisis at the Southern Border if re-elected this year.
Trump penned a candid and timely opinion piece for the Des Moines Register published less than two weeks ahead of the Iowa caucuses.
The GOP front-runner laid out his plan for Day One of his second term if he were voted back into office.
Trump made it clear that Democrat President Joe Biden’s failed border policies would be on the chopping block.
“The most urgent task facing the next president is to end Joe Biden’s nation-wrecking nightmare on our southern border,” Trump wrote.
“I am the only candidate who will stop this invasion — and I will do it on day one.
“On my first day back in office, I will terminate every open borders policy of the Biden administration and immediately restore the full set of strong Trump border policies,” he said.
The 45th president said, once he has secured the border, he will unleash a program of mass deportation for Biden’s illegals.
“The millions of illegal aliens who have invaded under Biden require a record number of removals,” Trump said.
One tool Trump plans to use in this effort is a law passed in 1798.
“I also will invoke the Alien Enemies Act to remove known or suspected gang members, drug dealers, or cartel members from the United States,” Trump wrote.
He first announced his intention to employ the 18th-century law during the Lincoln Day Dinner in Detroit on June 25, according to NBC News.
Actions like those Trump promised on “day one” can’t come soon enough.
The border invasion has increased to catastrophic levels under Biden.
According to Fox News, U.S. Customs and Border Protection registered more than 302,000 encounters with illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. southern border in December alone.
Migrant encounters at the southern border over the last four Decembers. (3 Biden, 1 Trump).
December 2023: 302,000+
December 2022: 252,315
December 2021: 179,253
December 2020: 73,994
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) January 2, 2024
In his Op-Ed, Trump notes that Biden “came in, canceled the border wall, ended Remain in Mexico, ripped up my asylum bans, ended Title 42, and began resettling millions of migrants into American communities at taxpayer expense.”