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What were the main points about immigration in the fourth Republican debate?

The fourth Republican debate took place this week, with only four candidates participating. Here’s what the presidential aspirants said about immigration.

Esta semana se llevó a cabo el cuarto debate republicano. Conoce qué han dicho los candidatos presidenciales sobre inmigración.
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The fourth Republican debate was held this week in the middle of a presidential race where former President Donald Trump remains the favorite to win the party’s primary elections.

Because the results of several polls indicate that Trump is well ahead of the pack, the former president has not attended any of the four debates. Meanwhile, fewer candidates are taking part in the events. While the first debate featured eight candidates, the fourth one only featured four.

The participants in the latest debate were Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christi, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.

Once again, important topics on the current agenda were touched upon, including immigration. Here’s what the four Republican candidates said about it.

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What were the main points about immigration in the fourth Republican debate?

Although immigration and border security, mainly on the southern border with Mexico, are central issues for voters, the candidates did not delve much into the issue.

When discussing the southern border, Haley, Ramaswamy and Ron DeSantis talked about the fentanyl crisis and drug trafficking. While Haley and Ramaswamy focused on pointing out that China was the source of the drug, DeSantis spoke once again about his plan to shoot smugglers.

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In the third debate, Ramaswamy had spoken about creating a border wall with Canada, while in the first debate, DeSantis said that he would send troops to the southern border of the United States to fight the drug cartels “from day one” if he made it to the White House.

DeSantis promised that he would declare the situation at the southern border a national emergency, adding that he would use force against people who brought drugs into the country and leave them “stone-cold dead.”

In addition to blaming China for the fentanyl crisis, Haley also spoke of “terrorist threats” as a result of the entry of immigrants, specifically from Iran, across the southern border.

Ramaswamy and DeSantis have proposed eliminating birthright citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants, a stand which is shared by Trump.

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