Trump campaign slams Biden's planned asylum executive order as allowing 'mass amnesty'

The campaign criticized the order for including exemptions for minors, among other things.
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Former President Donald Trump's campaign slammed the executive order that President Joe Biden is expected to announce limiting asylum claims.

In an email titled, "Trump Campaign Statement on Crooked Joe Biden's Mass Amnesty to Destroy America," campaign national press secretary Karoline Leavitt said: "After importing more than 15 million illegal aliens into our country and releasing countless criminal migrants who have brutally raped and murdered our citizens, this new order will facilitate the release of more illegals as quickly as possible with a smartphone app."

It is unclear where the number 15 million comes from. From fiscal year 2021 to date, U.S. Customs and Border Protection have reported nearly 10 million encounters with illegal immigrants. Even including the number of "gotaways," or illegal immigrants who evade U.S. officials when entering the country, that number is approximately 11.6 million.

Leavitt also criticized the order for including exemptions for minors, which she said would give "a green light to child traffickers and sex traffickers."

The decision to shut down the border could be made by Biden, but "he never will because he is controlled by radical left Democrats who seek to destroy America," she said. 

The order is expected to be announced later in the day Tuesday.

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