Trump's Immigration Officials Stump Administration Policies in Arizona

Published: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 4:12pm
Updated: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 4:14pm

Just a day ahead of the U.S. presidential election, some of the Trump administration’s highest level border officials, including Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli, arrived in Tucson to tout the administration’s successes. 

Standing against the backdrop of a Customs and Border Protection Blackhawk helicopter, Cuccinelli praised the administration's border wall project as a success. And CBP commissioner Mark Morgan warned that the country needs President Trump’s border security policies.

"The need is clear. The incredible successes we’ve had in the last four years could be undone in an instant if the tools, policies and initiatives afforded to CBP by this administration doesn’t remain," Morgan said.

Morgan used verbiage usually attributed to immigration restrictionists when discussing immigration.

“Driving not just another illegal immigration crisis but in my opinion, you would drive what would be akin to an illegal invasion," he said.

Their visit to Arizona is one of the last by the Trump administration on the eve of the election, as polls show Trump and Joe Biden in a close race in the battleground state.

Cuccinelli and Morgan also took the opportunity to blast Twitter for last week locking Morgan's account after he Tweeted that the new border wall would stop "murderers, gang members, sexual predators" among others. They accused Twitter executives of censorship and blasted the company for allowing the tweets of Ayatollah Khameini condemned Israel while shutting down Morgan's.

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