John Binder, Breitbart, October 24, 2023
Former President Donald Trump, the front-runner in the Republican presidential primary, is again promising to halt all refugee resettlement to the United States in response to war in Israel following terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas.
“A vote for crooked Joe is a vote to turn the United States into a hotbed for jihadists and make our cities into dumping grounds resembling the Gaza Strip,” Trump told voters in Derry, New Hampshire. “A vote for President Trump is a vote to … keep radical Islamic terrorists and their supporters the hell out of our country.”
According to Trump, he will reinstate a travel ban for “terror-afflicted” foreign countries while also pausing all refugee resettlement to the U.S.
“If you hate America, if you want to abolish Israel, if you sympathize with jihadists, then we don’t want you in our country, and you are not getting in,” Trump said.
The former president’s distinction to stop refugee resettlement altogether is significant, as fellow GOP presidential primary candidates have said they will oppose importing Palestinians from Gaza to the U.S. but have not commented on the federal government’s resettlement program.