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As Border Crisis Continues, Trump Puts Illegal Immigration at the Top of RNC’s New Platform

July 8, 2024

It doesn’t take much to see how the border crisis has grown preposterously out of control. Considering this, perhaps it’s not so surprising that sealing the border and commencing a mass deportation are the top two priorities of former President Donald Trump’s new platform.

The truth is, Americans are crying out for a secure border. Millions of illegal immigrants have invaded the country. They’re occupying hotels, schools, and airports and causing billions of U.S. dollars to go down the drain. According to data accumulated by the National Immigration Center for Enforcement, roughly 17 million illegal immigrants currently reside in America — two-thirds of which came in during President Joe Biden’s administration alone. Directly due to this open border, there have been countless consequences. Among them is one arguably more prominent and dangerous than the rest: That is, rampant crime.

Just last week, 12 “criminal illegal immigrants” from Texas’s list of “most-wanted fugitives” were arrested. Some of the crimes committed by these felons include “human smuggling, commercial sex trafficking, evading arrests, indecency with a child, driving while intoxicated, sexual assault, assault causing bodily injury, deadly conduct by discharging a firearm at a person, indecency with a child by sexual contact, burglary of a residence, and aggravated sexual assault of a child.” Good luck getting through that list in one breath. And sadly, these crimes were related to only a handful of illegal immigrants who were recently arrested in Texas — it hardly accounts for the total damage occurring throughout the rest of the country.

Innocent Americans such as 12-year-old Jocelyn Nungaray and 22-year-old Laken Riley are now dead due to murderous illegal immigrants. Public schools and health care systems have been corrupted by illegal immigration. The U.S. is facing an incomprehensively high threat level for terrorist attacks. Not to mention, by 2026, some have estimated “the annual net cost will exceed $200 billion” in relation to illegal immigration. As Federation for American Immigration Reform President Dan Stein said in a statement, “[T]he fiscal and social burdens of the Biden administration’s sabotage of our immigration enforcement policies are unsustainable.”

Biden has created a system where taxpayer dollars are fueling a demographic of criminals who are actively wrecking this country. Reportedly, only 1.34% of the millions of illegal immigrants are in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention or watched by the Intensive Supervision Appearance Program. The remaining roughly 99%, which includes murderers and terrorists, are “living freely across American communities.” The president responsible for allowing these illegal immigrants to destroy lives and roam free is the same president allowing innocent Americans to be locked up for supporting the lives of unborn babies.

In addition, concerns continue to rise surrounding the 2024 presidential election as these illegal immigrants “living freely” in the U.S. are also preparing to vote freely in U.S. elections. In May, TWS reported on a study that revealed “roughly 10 to 27% of non-citizens living in the U.S. are illicitly registered to vote, which could result in up to 2.7 million illegal votes being cast in the November election.” One would think a unified effort would start to stop this attack on election integrity, and yet, it appears the opposite is true. A unified effort has been launched, but it is one that only adds fire to the flame of these irrational circumstances.

If passed, the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act, also referred to as the SAVE Act, would require “individuals to provide documentary proof of U.S. citizenship in order to register to vote in federal elections.” As House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) emphasized, this bill is meant to “safeguard our elections by ensuring only American citizens vote in federal elections.” This bill, however, is one the Democratic leadership in the House have “urged” their fellow members to vote against.

In a “whip question,” House Minority Whip Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), wrote, “As we’ve seen a number of times this Congress, House Republicans continue to irresponsibly call into question the credibility of our elections.” She went on to say that “there has been zero evidence of the widespread fraud that this bill purports to target,” and concluded her “whip question” with the notion that “Democrats are urged to VOTE NO on H.R. 8281.” It’s stunning to see how few Democratic lawmakers seem to care about the havoc illegal immigration is causing in America. Even tech billionaire Elon Musk wrote of the SAVE Act “Those who oppose this are traitors.”

Really, it doesn’t take much to see the conundrum our country sits in presently. Americans want a secure border, fair elections, and taxes spent responsibly. Families want to feel safe in their own neighborhoods. It’s not surprising that out of his 20 primary principles, Trump has placed illegal immigration at the very top. These circumstances are not sustainable, and for those who refuse to admit that, it’s time to wake up.

Sarah Holliday is a reporter at The Washington Stand.