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‘We Don’t Want Trump’: Immigrants Rush To Cross Border Before US Election

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Mariane Angela Entertainment And News Reporter
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Illegal immigrants are rushing to cross the border before the U.S. elections in November, the New York Post reported.

As the U.S. presidential election approaches, concerns about potential changes in immigration policy are prompting migrants to cross the border sooner rather than later. Colombian brothers Ricardo, 20, and Sebastian, 18, spoke to the New York Post about their illegal crossing of the Arizona border, driven by fears of a potential administration change that could tighten border control.

The brothers, who received assistance at the Yuma Regional Center for Border Health and later traveled to New Jersey, expressed concerns that the re-election of Donald Trump could lead to stricter immigration enforcement.

“We think with the elections, it will be harder,” Ricardo said, New York Post stated. “We don’t want Trump,” Sebastian added.

Dozens of asylum seekers wait for US Border Patrol agents near the US-Mexico border in Campo, California, on April 4, 2024. (Photo by DAVID SWANSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Dozens of asylum seekers wait for US Border Patrol agents near the US-Mexico border in Campo, California, on April 4, 2024. (Photo by DAVID SWANSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump has publicly stated his intent to deploy local law enforcement and the military to deport millions of migrants if he returns to office, the New York Post reported. Since President Joe Biden took office Jan. 2021, there has been a significant influx of migrants, with nearly 7 million recorded illegal entries nationwide and about 1.7 million who have managed to enter without being arrested. (RELATED: ‘Hold On To Your Britches’: Trump Vows To Send Migrants Back Where They Came From)

Under Biden’s administration, various programs have been introduced to manage this influx, including the CBP One phone app and a mass parole scheme that allows direct entry for nationals from specific countries, the outlet stated. The Biden administration’s handling of immigration and border security has faced criticism, with recent polls indicating a majority of Americans disapprove of the president’s approach.