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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley on Biden-Trump Border Visit: Too Little, Too Late

February 28, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Ten months after Nikki Haley became the first declared presidential candidate to visit the southern border, Donald Trump and Joe Biden are finally going to see the crisis they both created and exacerbated. As Trump tours Eagle Pass and Biden stops in Brownsville, the Haley campaign has a message for them: if you want something done, ask a woman.

"This photo op is too little, too late," said Haley communications director Nachama Soloveichik. "Nikki Haley has been tackling America's porous southern border for more than a decade while Joe Biden rolled out the welcome mat for illegal immigrants and Donald Trump demanded Republicans do nothing about it. As usual, there's a lot of hot air from the fellas and a plan of action from Nikki."

Nikki Haley visited the border at Eagle Pass, Texas on April 3, 2023, traveling 400 miles and talking with local ranchers, sheriffs, and Border Patrol agents. She unveiled her comprehensive immigration plan:
Haley's plan to secure the border:

  1. Require businesses to use E-Verify—just like she did as governor.
  2. Fire Biden's new IRS agents and hire 25,000 new Border Patrol and ICE agents.
  3. No handouts to illegal immigrants, including defunding sanctuary cities.
  4. Stop catch-and-release, start catch-and-deport.
  5. Reinstate Remain in Mexico and Title 42.

Watch more from Haley's April visit to the border here.

Haley also has a strong record of combating illegal immigration as governor:

  • On June 26, 2011, Gov. Nikki Haley signed one of the toughest immigration laws in the country, requiring South Carolina employers to use the federal E-Verify system to check the citizenship status of employees.

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley on Biden-Trump Border Visit: Too Little, Too Late Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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