Former Fox Host Geraldo Rivera Believes Trump's 'Draconian' Immigration Plan is Going To Be 'Cruel'
Former Fox News host Geraldo Rivera opines that if Donald Trump is re-elected as President, he will be upfront about his hostility towards immigrants. Rivera discussed the idea of Trump using a second term to continue his harsh rhetoric and anti-immigration policies from the first with CNN's Jim Acosta on Sunday. As reported by HuffPost, Rivera told Acosta, "I believe he is serious. I believe that in his mind, he sees a very simplistic answer to this problem. You know, brutality."
If re-elected Trump pledges to shut down unlawful immigration. He’s designated aide Stephen Miller his Dr. Evil as chief. Miller vows also to make #Dreamers lives a nightmare. NYT says they’ll build massive camps & speed deportation. Biden has given Trump the issue he needed.— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) November 12, 2023
Rivera further added, "He will deport. He will hold as many as he can, deport as many as he can, as fast as he can. He’ll undo the dreamers. He’ll make the dreamers into nightmares. He will scare the bejesus out of potential immigrants, and I think it will have a positive impact on the southern border, however cruel he is. The more cruel he is, I think the lower illegal immigration will be."
“(Trump's) comment about vermin was he was going to root it out…it is very analogous to the pattern we have seen him take on immigration. He has called immigrants rapists and thugs and said just recently that immigrants are poisoning the blood of our country." - David Jolly pic.twitter.com/6VtZe0vy25— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) November 13, 2023
The former Fox journalist also highlighted Trump's 'tough guy' attitude, which includes threatening to shut off trade with Mexico and other 'draconian' perils. Rivera said, "He will be cruel. He doesn’t care. And the sad thing is it will appeal to his base in ways that I think will be very disappointing to those of us who want a pluralistic, inclusive society."
President Donald Trump Will CLOSE the Border and DEPORT the illegal immigrants who have invaded The United States!— STONKZ (@STONKZSTER) November 14, 2023
IF YOU AGREE…LEMME KNOW ! pic.twitter.com/Nl4NKLOPFn
According to a New York Times article published over the weekend, Trump is planning to significantly expand the tough immigration policies of his first term if he wins the presidency again in 2025. The proposed plans call for the construction of huge camps to hold migrants awaiting deportation and the involvement of federal and local law enforcement in the nationwide roundup and detention of illegal immigrants. If Congress does not provide the necessary financing, Trump might utilize the same strategy he used during his first term to gain more funding for a border wall: he could divert funds from the Pentagon.
These plans come after Trump threatened to launch 'the largest domestic deportation operation in American history' during a rally in Florida on Wednesday when he claimed criminals were entering the country over the US-Mexico border. As reported by Fox News, Trump said during the rally, "Under my leadership, we had the most secure border in U.S. history. Now, we have the worst border in the history of the world... Following the Eisenhower Model, we will carry out the largest domestic deportation operation in American history."
Trump’s immigration plans are straight out of a dystopian nightmare:— Senator Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) November 13, 2023
Concentration camps for millions of undocumented immigrants who live & work here
Mass deportation, including people who’ve lived here decades
A total end to asylum
Tanking the economy due to worker shortages pic.twitter.com/C2QXSgonWO
The former President also stated his intention to "invoke the Alien Enemies Act to remove all known or suspected Gang Members, drug dealers, or Cartel Members from the United States." He further added, "I will make clear that we must use any and all resources needed to stop the invasion—including moving thousands of troops currently stationed overseas to our own southern border."
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