Former Trump Official Launches Controversial 'Deport Them All' Border Initiative

Nevada Senate candidate Jeffrey Gunter announces "Build the Wall, Deport Them All" initiative, investing $1 million in a hardline immigration stance. Gunter's plan includes a website, ad campaign, and partnerships with businesses to identify and deport undocumented immigrants.

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Former Trump Official Launches Controversial 'Deport Them All' Border Initiative

Former Trump Official Launches Controversial 'Deport Them All' Border Initiative

Republican Nevada Senate candidate Jeffrey Gunter, a former U.S. ambassador to Iceland, has announced a controversial new initiative called "Build the Wall, Deport Them All" to address thecrisis at the southern border. Gunter, who is running in one of the crucial battleground Senate races, plans to invest $1 million of his own money in the initiative.

Why this matters: The "Deport Them All" initiative has significant implications for the ongoing debate over immigration and border security in the United States, and could influence the outcome of the Nevada Senate race. Moreover, the initiative's hardline stance on immigration could have far-reaching consequences for the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants and their families.

The initiative includes developing a website and reporting mechanism for citizens to report suspicious activity, launching an ad campaign across Nevada to inform people about the initiative, and working with local businesses to identify illegal immigrants negatively impacting their operations. Gunter also plans to develop partnerships with small businesses to assess and mitigate the impact of illegal immigration and launch a "See Something, Say Something" campaign with a dedicated tip line.

"I refuse to stand by and watch our communities destroyed by the flood of illegals," Gunter told Fox News Digital. "Talk is cheap, and if Biden won't do anything about it, I will. That's why I'm stepping up to make progress and expedite the deportation effort."

If elected, Gunter vows to immediately resume construction of the border wall, enhance border surveillance, crack down on sanctuary cities and states, end birthright citizenship, and reinstate the "Remain in Mexico" policy and Title 42, a policy established during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"They're not just illegal immigrants that are coming into this country, they're invaders," Gunter said. "The Chinese government knows exactly who's coming into America. We can also see that many of these people are 20 to 30 year olds of military age. And we need to stop it. We need to keep America safe."

Gunter's $1 million investment in the initiative comes a month after he announced plans to spend millions on the ramp-up of his Senate campaign. He is running against former U.S. Army Captain Sam Brown for the Republican nomination and a shot at incumbent Democrat Sen. Jacky Rosen in November.

The hardline immigration stance and rhetoric espoused by Gunter echo the policies and priorities of former President Donald Trump, under whom Gunter served as an ambassador. With the Nevada Senate race expected to be one of the most competitive and consequential in 2024, Gunter's "Deport Them All" initiative is likely to further inflame the already heated debate over immigration and border security in the United States.

Key Takeaways

  • Nevada Senate candidate Jeffrey Gunter launches "Build the Wall, Deport Them All" initiative.
  • Gunter invests $1 million in initiative, includes reporting mechanism and ad campaign.
  • Initiative aims to deport all undocumented immigrants, citing national security concerns.
  • Gunter vows to resume border wall construction, enhance surveillance, and crack down on sanctuary cities.
  • Initiative echoes Trump's hardline immigration stance, likely to inflame national debate.