During a speech in Clive, Iowa, former President Donald Trump reaffirmed his commitment to safeguarding national security by vowing to reimpose bans on migrants from countries he describes as “terror-plagued” if he secures a return to the White House.
Trump cited specific regions, such as Gaza, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya, underscoring his intent to prevent immigration from “anywhere else that threatens our security.”
In an effort to ensure the safety of American citizens, Trump proposed implementing “strong ideological screening” for all immigrants and swift deportations for those perceived to have “jihadist sympathies.”
Moreover, Trump emphasized his resolve to maintain strict standards for student visas, stating, “No longer will we allow dangerous lunatics, haters, bigots, and maniacs to gain residency in our country. If you empathize with radical Islamic terrorists and extremists, you’re disqualified.”
Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign was built on a robust stance on immigration, famously encapsulated by the “build that wall” chants. However, his 2024 policy platform takes this commitment to national security to an even greater level, making the policies of 2016 seem comparatively restrained.