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Why Trump’s Refusal to Engage on Mass Deportation Q or Ties with Project 2025 Is Telling

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Vanessa Cárdenas: “Trump’s fake attempt to distance himself” from Project 2025 or answer debate Q on mass deportation is “revealing”

Washington, DC — Donald Trump’s disingenuous attempt to disavow knowledge and ties to Project 2025 and its organizers is a telling reflection of the toxic nature of the Trump team’s vision for America – on immigration and beyond. As Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Will Bunch put it, “Republicans are in a state of panic now that voters are paying attention to Project 2025 … They should be.”

Immigration remains the central preoccupation of Stephen Miller, the Heritage team behind Project 2025 and other MAGA insiders who would shape a Trump second term. Trump’s unsparing mass deportation plans to separate millions of American families and deport immigrants who have lived here for decades is the single most consequential immigration – and economic – topic of the 2024 campaign. And Project 2025 is essential to this vision, filled with both radical and damaging immigration sections and laying out a blueprint for how to operationalize the details of mass deportation. 

The following is a statement from Vanessa Cárdenas, Executive Director of America’s Voice:

“The more Americans learn about Project 2025 and the details of Donald Trump’s second-term vision, the more unpopular and toxic it becomes. Trump’s fake attempt to distance himself from this vision is revealing, just as his refusal to answer Jake Tapper’s debate question about mass deportation was. 

Republicans from Trump himself to the 10 candidates who are a part of the new bilingual Show Me Your Friends/Dime Con Quién Andas campaign to other GOP candidates up and down the ballot need to start answering with specifics about mass deportations and the radical and unpopular policies being proposed by Trump, Stephen Miller and those behind Project 2025.”

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