Loomer Says Illegal Immigration Needs to be Addressed

Loomer Says Illegal Immigration Needs to be Addressed

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
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August 8, 2022

Last week, The Floridian spoke with District 11 congressional candidate Laura Loomer on Rep. Ilhan Omar's alleged ISIS ties and on Governor Ron DeSantis' Parental Rights in Education bill. Now, the conservative journalist and firebrand weighs in on illegal immigration.

Loomer says that if she were to be elected to the U.S. Congress,  she would advocate for a ten-year immigration moratorium, mass deportations of illegal aliens, and of capital punishment for drug dealers.

"I think that these people should be killed because as a result of their drug trafficking, and their drug smuggling," Loomer says in the video.

Loomer also chastises her opponent, Rep. Daniel Webster, for voting in favor of militarizing the Ukrainian border despite his silence on the U.S.-Mexico border.

"I find it ridiculous that my opponent, Daniel Webster, just voted to send over $40 billion to Ukraine, to militarize the Ukrainian border. But where are lawmakers when it comes to militarizing our own U.S.-Mexico border so that we can also prevent the invasion that is happening here in the United States of America," asked Loomer.

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Loomer: "[Illegal immigrants] have trespassed our border, and they have been invited into this country illegally, of course, by the Biden administration and the Democrat Party's open border policies which, of course, are only harming Americans and killing Americans, really. Along with criminal illegal aliens, we have a fentanyl crisis. So absolutely, this is impacting the state of Florida. Just last week there were reports of, you know, record-high fentanyl overdoses in Flagler County, and all throughout the state of Florida. Floridians are dying as a result of fentanyl overdoses, and of course that fentanyl is coming across our U.S. southern border with Mexico."

Loomer: "And so we don't necessarily need to be on the border with Mexico, here in the state of Florida, to be experiencing the shock effects, of course, of the invasion. We're being invaded in the seas as well. Every single week, there's boats of Haitian migrants, Cuban migrants, and Latin American illegal aliens who are using homemade rafts and boats to gain access to Florida. And nobody's shipping them to Delaware *laughs*, right? Last time I checked, illegal aliens are still here in the state of Florida."

Loomer: "Just last week here in Sumter County, where I'm running for Congress, there was an illegal alien who got in a car crash and could've really injured somebody. He was taken to the hospital, and he was released on $500 bond. And so the proper thing to do would be to deport these individuals. That's why as a candidate, I support mass deportations for 40 million illegal aliens who are living here in the United States of America, and I am also calling for an immediate ten-year minimum immigration moratorium."

The Floridian: "We go into Mexico and deal with them?"

Loomer: "Well I support President Donald Trump's proposed policy of dealing with dangerous drug cartels and dangerous drug dealers, and Donald Trump recently said that he would be in favor of giving the death penalty to cartels and drug dealers. And so, I support that as well. I think that these people should be killed because as a result of their drug trafficking, and their drug smuggling, thousands, thousands of people are dying. Thousands of Americans."

Loomer: "What we should be doing is we should be militarizing our southern border so that we can prevent these cartels from coming in. You don't need to necessarily go in, right, to another country, you can just actually protect your own border and start enforcing the laws that are on the books and, you know, I find it ridiculous that my opponent, Daniel Webster, just voted to send over $40 billion to Ukraine, to militarize the Ukrainian border. But where are lawmakers when it comes to militarizing our own U.S.-Mexico border so that we can also prevent the invasion that is happening here in the United States of America?"

While illegal immigration is not currently on the American public's mind as much as economic woes, it is certainly an issue to require addressing.

Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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