Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday reportedly outlined a comprehensive plan to combat illegal immigration in his first major policy announcement of his 2024 presidential campaign.
This plan included widespread detention and deportation of unauthorized individuals as well as sending the US military to the border.
In addition, DeSantis would erect a wall at the southern border and remove birthright citizenship, reviving two positions originally supported by Donald Trump, his main challenger for the GOP nomination.
The country’s illegal population and the southern border are treated harshly in the immigration platform as worded.
The execution, as described by DeSantis, would be far more harsh and would put to the test the legal restrictions that have long established who has the right to remain in the United States and how the government may deal with those who do not.
DeSantis’ early emphasis on immigration as a GOP presidential contender is the governor of Florida’s latest effort to appropriate one of Trump’s political playbook’s defining concerns as his own.
DeSantis’ main criticism of the Trump administration as a time of broken promises is echoed in the slogan for his program, “no excuses.”
Trump made a famous campaign promise to build a wall along the southern border and have Mexico pay for it.
About 100 miles of new wall, the majority of which replaced older structures, were built by the time he finished his first term.