Illegal criminal aliens are being hunted down across America and are being “thrown the hell out” of the country, U.S. President Donald Trump has confirmed—ending weeks of controlled media speculation that there had been an illegal immigration crackdown.
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) meeting in Washington D.C.—to an almost entirely white audience—Trump said that by “stopping the flow of illegal immigration, we will save countless tax dollars.”
This was “important,” Trump said, “because the dollars that we’re losing are beyond anything that you can imagine. And the tax dollars that can be used to rebuild struggling American communities, including our inner cities.”
It was then that Trump confirmed media speculation of an increased number of raids on illegal alien nests across the country by members of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unit.
“We are also going to save countless American lives,” Trump said. “As we speak today, immigration officers are finding the gang members, the drug dealers, and the criminal aliens and throwing them the hell out of our country.
“And we will not let them back in. They’re not coming back in, folks. [If] they do, they’re going to have bigger problems than they ever dreamed of.”
Trump’s announcement will end controlled media speculation such as that recently published in the Los Angeles Times (“Gripped by fear of ICE raids and deportations, one town tries to separate fact from rumor”) which quoted an organization called the “Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles” (CHIRLA), as saying that several areas in the greater Los Angeles area was being targeted by ICE.
Trump also announced that plans to build a border wall on the U.S.–Mexican border were proceeding apace, and in fact were “ahead of schedule.”
“We’re building the wall,” Trump told the enthusiastic CPAC crowd. “In fact, it’s going to start soon. Way ahead of schedule. Way ahead of schedule. Way, way, way ahead of schedule.”
Trump also addressed the burning issues of U.S.-sponsored wars in the Middle East, indicating that he would be bringing that policy to an end.
“We’ve spent trillions overseas while allowing our own infrastructure to fall into total disrepair and decay. In the Middle East we’ve spent, as of four weeks ago, $6 trillion. Think of it,” he said.
“And, by the way, the Middle East is in what—I mean, it’s not even close—it’s in much worse shape than it was 15 years ago.
“If our presidents would have gone to the beach for 15 years, we would be in much better shape than we are right now. That I can tell you. Could have been a hell of a lot better. We could have rebuilt our country three times with that money.”
Trump also revealed that he would be bringing in new measures “within a matter of days” to protect Americans against Islamic terrorism.
“Take a look at what’s happening to our world, folks. And we have to be smart. We have to be smart. We can’t let it happen to us. So let me state this as clearly as I can: We are going to keep radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country.
“We will not be deterred from this course, and in a matter of days we will be taking brand new action to protect our people and keep America safe.
“You will see the action. I will never, ever apologize for protecting the safety and security of the American people. I won’t do it. If it means I get bad press, if it means people speak badly of me, it’s okay, it doesn’t bother me.”