Trump is calling out both Democrats and Republicans telling them it’s time to put America’s interests first.
In Trump’s 2011 bestselling book, Time to Get Tough, Trump held both Republicans and Democrats responsible for the nation’s failed immigration policies and cited Government Accountability Office (GAO) data revealing the economic costs the nation’s 351,000 criminal aliens imposed on U.S. taxpayers at the time, Breitbart reported.
In his book he also emphasized the necessity of finishing the border fence and cited the success rates of the double- and triple-layered fencing used in some places that have sent border-crossing rates plunging.
“Both sides need to grow up and put America’s interests first—and that means doing what’s right for our economy, our national security, and our public safety,” wrote Trump. “According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) 2011 report, America’s prisons house 351,000 criminal aliens who committed a crime after having already broken the law by entering America illegally.”
Trump added, “Making taxpayers pay for 351,000 criminals who should never have been here in the first place is ridiculous.”
Breitbart reported that Trump noted that even the government’s own figures estimated the incarceration costs of these illegal criminals is $1.1 billion. Perhaps even more staggering than the economic costs are the human costs, wrote Trump. He cited the GAO’s figures which reveal that criminal illegal aliens commit acts that result in an average of seven arrests.
GOP presidential candidates address Trump’s comments:
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