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CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Calls On Biden To Implement Trump’s Immigration Policies: ‘It’s The Right Policy’

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria said during an interview this week that President Joe Biden needed to abandon what he is doing on the border and he needs to follow what former President Donald Trump did on border policy.

Zakaria made the remarks during an interview that airs on PBS’ “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover,” which airs on Friday.

He said that Biden didn’t do anything on the border during his first years in office because “he wasn’t taking it seriously enough” as millions of illegals stormed the southern border.

“And the reason was he felt he had a progressive wing within his party that wouldn’t listen to reason,” he claimed. “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.”

“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.”

Zakaria noted that was a Trump policy, as was his Remain in Mexico policy, which forced migrants to wait in Mexico if they wanted to apply for asylum.

“I think that’s all correct,” Zakaria said.

Hoover followed up by asking: “So strategically, you think if Biden would tack towards Trump policies, he would have a better political chance?”

“Yeah,” Zakaria responded. “And by the way, it’s the right policy because the old asylum system is being gamed by millions of people.”

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