President Trump, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, arrives at the United Nations, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

As Michigan voters head to the polls for the 2024 Republican primary, the immigration policies of former President Donald Trump and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley are hot topics.

trump” data-t-l=”:b|e|k|${u}” class=”gnt_ar_b_a”>The former president, who has made immigration a central focus of his political career, continues to advocate for aggressive measures to curb both illegal immigration and the influx of asylum seekers at the U.S. southern border.

Throughout his presidency, Trump championed the border-wall/story/mass-disaster-grows-u-s-mexico-border/1009752001/” data-t-l=”:b|e|k|${u}” class=”gnt_ar_b_a”>construction of a border wall and implemented controversial policies such as family separations. His platform promises the implementation of the biggest deportation and border arrest programs in American history, reflecting his hardline stance on immigration enforcement.

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Nikki Haley supporters at a rally in Troy, Michigan, February 25, 2024.

In contrast, Nikki Haley has outlined a multifaceted approach to immigration reform, which includes addressing both illegal immigration and the status of undocumented immigrants already residing in the United States. Haley has pledged to reinstate the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy to manage asylum seekers and to defund sanctuary cities that do not enforce specific immigration laws.

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