In a robocall for populist conservative Roy Moore, Trump pleaded with Alabama voters to support his pro-American immigration agenda — which includes building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, deporting illegal aliens, punishing sanctuary cities that harbor criminal illegal aliens, opposing amnesty and reducing legal immigration levels to benefit American workers — by opposing Jones in the December 12 election.
“We need Roy voting for us,” Trump says. “I’m stopping illegal immigration and crime, rebuilding a stronger military and protecting the Second Amendment and our pro-life values.”
“If Alabama elects liberal Democrat Doug Jones, all of our progress will be stopped cold,” Trump continues.
“Democrat Jones is soft on crime, weak on immigration, supports abortion, he’s bad for our military and bad for our vets,” Trump says. “We don’t want him. And he also, by the way, wants higher taxes.”
Jones has taken immigration positions that have put him in-line with the open borders lobby and corporate interests, all of which advocate for more immigration and more imported foreign workers while American workers are forced to compete with a cheaper, imported foreign workforce, further driving down their already stagnant wages.
Most recently, as Breitbart News reported, Moore slammed Jones’s silence on sanctuary cities, which are local jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials, thus giving safe haven to criminal illegal aliens.
Moore said in a statement:
My opponent supports amnesty and has stated that he sees no need for a border wall and has said nothing about sanctuary cities. His election would be a threat to the safety and well-being of the people of Alabama and the United States at large.
When previously asked about sanctuary cities, Jones deflected the question.
“I’ll let someone else talk about sanctuary cities in California,” Jones told the Montgomery Advertiser in July.
Despite its popularity among Alabama voters, Jones has increasingly been a vocal opponent of Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that would serve as the first path to ending illegal immigration in the country.
As Breitbart News reported, Jones said of the wall:
“No, I do not. I think it’s too expensive,” Jones told Fox News when asked if he supported the construction of the border wall.
“I don’t think we need to be spending $20 billion dollars,” Jones continued, blasting the border wall. “I want to put it on healthcare, I want to get tax cuts for the middle class.”
Jones’s supposed concerns about the cost of the border wall fail to mention the annual cost of illegal immigration that, while benefitting multinational corporations and the wealthy upper class, has been a detriment to America’s working and middle classes.
As Breitbart News reported, most recent estimates by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), reveal that an illegal alien costs each American taxpayer approximately $8,075, totaling a burden of roughly $116 billion annually.
Jones even went as far as to use talking points from the most pro-open borders governor in the country, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D), Breitbart News reported. In July, Jones compared the building of a border wall to stop illegal immigration to the Berlin Wall, the same comparison made by Brown just months earlier.
Aside from opposing Trump’s border wall, Jones also supports giving amnesty to illegal aliens. Last month, Jones said he not only supported the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program but also supported the DREAM Act, which could lead to all 12 to 30 million illegal aliens in the U.S. receiving a pathway to citizenship.
I support the DACA program and would support the DREAM Act or similar legislation to ensure young people brought here as children who have never known any other nation can remain in the United States.
Moore, on the other hand, not only supports Trump’s border wall, but also supports overall reductions in legal immigration, vowing to support the RAISE Act, which would cut legal immigration down from roughly 1 million new immigrants a year to 500,000 a year, in order to give relief and raise wages for American workers.
“We need to look at the RAISE Act … the Reform of American Immigration for a Strong Economy. We need to look at vetting these people coming into our country,” Moore previously said. “And pick people that are going to do something for our economy. That’s what [Attorney General] Jeff Sessions says.”
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.