Trump vows to use NAVY blockades to ‘wage war’ on drug cartels
Donald Trump’s updated plan to address the southern border crisis, should he take up a second term in the White House in 2024, includes deploying the Navy to deal with drug traffickers who use US waters to smuggle drugs into the country.
The announcement — released in the form of a nearly five-minute video followed by a statement — came at the same time President Joe Biden delivered his first-ever speech devoted solely to the southern border crisis.
Trump wants to “wage war” on cartels and has vowed to restore border policies, which he claims have brought drug smuggling to a 45-year low, and vowed to wipe out the drug cartels “just like we defeated ISIS.”
“Every day, drug traffickers use our region’s waters to ship their deadly weapons to America,” he said in his video posted to Truth Social.
Former President Donald Trump, in his proposed migration policy for his 2024 campaign, laid out his plans to wage war on drug cartels and send in the US Navy to fight drug smugglers at sea
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden detailed a plan to combat migration in his first-ever speech on the southern border crisis on Thursday. Vice President Kamala Harris attended the remarks
The former president added: “In addition to restoring strong border security, I will use all necessary military assets, including the US Navy, to impose the full naval embargo on the cartels.”
Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, President Biden announced he would continue to use COVID-19 restrictions to “quickly” expel frontier workers.
But he also said he would allow up to 30,000 people a month from Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Haiti to fly into the US.
“We can’t stop people from making the journey,” Biden said in his comments Thursday. “But we can require them to come here in an orderly manner under US law.”
Trump has a less friendly approach to migration.
“It is now time for America to wage war on the cartels,” the former president said in his video. “In this war, Joe Biden chose against the United States and with the cartels.”
Biden’s plan calls for flying in up to 30,000 migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela each month to try to stem illegal crossings. Pictured: Migrants from Venezuela wait in line to be cleared by border police in El Paso, Texas on Wednesday, January 4
Trump’s plan involves sending in the Navy to take out drug smugglers and cartels in the waters around the United States
“Biden’s open borders policy is a deadly betrayal of our nation,” he continued. “When I am President, the policy of the United States will be to break up the cartels, just as we defeated ISIS and the ISIS Caliphate.”
Ahead of Biden’s immigration speech on Thursday, Reuters reported the broad outlines of the White House’s plan — which penalizes those arriving at the US-Mexico border on foot but also allows asylum seekers into the country.
“The legal avenues we are announcing today are generous, but at the same time circumventing them has serious consequences,” a senior administration official told Reuters.
Biden also confirmed he will make a border stop in El Paso, Texas on Sunday as he is expected to attend the “three amigos” summit in Mexico on Monday and Tuesday.
Biden on Thursday announced a plan that will allow migrants to legally enter the United States by air in hopes of reducing illegal border crossings
BIDEN’S PLAN TO COMBAT THE HISTORICAL MIGRANTS CRISIS
- Accept 30,000 migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela every month
- Can come to the US for two years if sponsored, have background checks done, and get a work permit
- Expel migrants from those countries attempting to cross the border illegally and impose a five-year re-entry ban
- Individuals from Mexico and Panama are not eligible for parole in the United States
- Mexico has agreed to take in 30,000 deported migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela every month
- Welcome 20,000 refugees from Latin America and the Caribbean in 2023 and 2024
- Migrants must make an appointment online for appointments at border crossings
- US donates $23 million in humanitarian aid to Mexico and Central America
- Increasing the funds available for border towns and cities that receive an influx of migrants
Biden said the delay was due to waiting to see how the courts would handle Title 42, the COVID-19 pandemic order that allowed for quick deportation of migrants.
“I wanted to make sure I knew the outcome, or at least the near outcome, of Title 42 before I go under,” Biden said.
Republicans have been urging him to do the hike for months.
“Republicans didn’t mean it at all, come on,” the president said.
Biden urged Republicans – who took control of the House on Tuesday but are still without a speaker – to work with him to pass new immigration legislation.
“We need more resources to secure the border, but once again extreme Republicans said no,” Biden complained. “But if the extreme Republicans continue to be demagogues on this issue … my only choice is to act on my own.”
Biden teased a trip to the border Wednesday as he traveled to and from Ohio and Kentucky to promote his bipartisan infrastructure bill.
“That’s my intention, we’re working out the details now,” he said on Tarmac as he exited the Cincinnati area when asked about a prior to his meetings with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Border trip would take place Trudeau.
Upon landing at the White House, he said he hoped for “peace and security” on the southern border.
“No, I’ll see what’s up. I’m going to give a speech on border security tomorrow and you’ll hear more about it tomorrow,” he said.
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