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CNN Host Fareed Zakaria Calls on Biden to Implement Trump’s Favored Immigration Policies

In an interview this week, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria stated that President Joe Biden should abandon his current border policy and adopt the approach taken by former President Donald Trump.

The remarks were made by Zakaria during an interview that will broadcast on Friday’s episode of PBS’s “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover.”

He claimed that Biden did nothing on the border during his first years in office because millions of illegal immigrants flooded the southern border and he did not take the situation seriously enough.

“And the reason was he felt he had a progressive wing within his party that wouldn’t listen to reason. People are coming in, aided by cartels to whom they pay huge amounts of money, and they’re not running away from law enforcement. They’re running towards law enforcement because they have figured out that all they have to do is say the magic words, ‘I have a credible fear of persecution,’ and bingo, you’re in the country legally. You get two court hearings. They could take seven years. Meanwhile, you slip into the shadows of the economy. So the whole system is broken.” Zakaria said.

“And Biden needs to confront that and say, you know, ‘We are going to have to reform the whole system,’” he said. “I would wish he’d do something much more extreme, like, say the old asylum system is dead. No one is coming in through that process. You have to apply from your home country.” he continued

Zakaria noted that this was a Trump administration policy, as was his Remain in Mexico directive, which required asylum-seeking migrants to wait in Mexico.

“I think that’s all correct,” he affirmed.

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