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‘Wide Open’: Tim Scott Pledges To Finish Border Wall If Elected President

During a visit to Yuma, Arizona, on Friday, presidential candidate Tim Scott promised to complete construction of a wall along the southern border and end some of the Biden administration’s programs it claims encourage illegal immigration.

Scott, who represents South Carolina in the Senate, announced plans to secure the southern border in Congress. round table A video of the meeting showed meetings with local leaders, landlords and residents affected by the crisis. The proposal includes hiring more border agents, using technology to stop fentanyl smuggling, hiring 1,000 more immigration officers, and targeting cartels economically. (Related: Biden administration to spend millions on programs to help illegal immigrants access social services and avoid electronic tracking)

“There are things we can do right now to stop the flow of illegal immigration,” Scott said.


“As President of the United States, I will sign a bill to freeze the assets of the Mexican cartels. We have the power to make that happen,” Scott said.

Scott also promised during the meeting that the Biden administration would “remove” CBP One, a phone app that allowed immigrants to book immigration appointments at certain ports along the U.S.-Mexico border. .

“If I were President of the United States, I would remove the number one app that President Biden has introduced on his smartphone. Yes, and to see our borders unsettled, dangerous and wide open is a tremendous problem,” Scott said.

Federal officials at the southern border confirmed records of encountering more than 2.3 million migrants in fiscal 2022.

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