Last night, President Trump officially launched his re-election campaign in Orlando Fla. to a stadium filled to the brim with nearly 25,000 spectators. President Trump told his supporters that Democrat calls for amnesty for illegal aliens, an open border, and a never-ending flow of cheaper, foreign workers to compete against Americans is the "greatest betrayal" to the working and middle class, as reported by Breitbart.
To a tremendous reaction from the crowd, President Trump stated:
On no issue are Democrats more extreme and more depraved than when it comes to border security. The Democrat agenda of open borders is morally reprehensible. It is the greatest betrayal of the American middle class and, frankly, American Life. Illegal mass migration brings in millions of low-wage workers to compete for jobs, wages, and opportunities against the most vulnerable Americans - cutting off their path to the American Dream. Thanks to Democrat policies, school children across the country are being threatened by the vicious gang MS-13 that ICE, by the way, is taking out of our country and dropping them back home by the thousands, by the thousands.
President Trump added,
"Mass illegal migration reduces living standards and strains public resources. If Democrat officials had to send their children to those overcrowded, overburdened schools, they would not tolerate it for one minute. What's happening with their policies are horrible. Our immigration laws are a disgrace. Democrats in California even voted to give free healthcare to illegal aliens instead of helping homeless Americans in Democrat-run cities. Democrats would strip Americans of their constitutional rights while flooding the country with illegal immigrants in hopes it will expand their political base and they'll get votes someplace down the future. That's what it's about."
According to a study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, every year, American taxpayers are forced to pay $116 billion in public benefits, free healthcare, public education costs, and increased law enforcement costs for the approximate 12.5 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. In the last decade alone, the United States admitted ten million legal immigrants, forcing American workers to compete against a growing population of low-wage workers, not including the incalculable number of illegal immigrants who are working in the U.S. In addition, research by the National Academies for Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has discovered that immigration to the country shifts about $500 billion in wages away from working and middle-class Americans toward new arrivals and economic elites.
Finally, rounding out the segment of his speech on immigration, President Trump stated, “sanctuary for law-abiding citizens not for criminal aliens” and declared no politicians supporting sanctuary city policies that protect criminal illegal aliens from deportation should be allowed to run for president, fulfilling his campaign common campaign tactic of attacking his political opponents for the purpose of enticing his base.
To watch the entire segment on immigration of President Trump's speech, please visit this link.
Updated: Wed, Jul 3rd 2019 @ 3:00pm EDT