The highly anticipated U.S. presidential election is set for November 5, 2024, and the race for the White House is in full swing, buzzing with anticipation and the intensity of a political brawl. With the heat ramping up already, Tech boss, Elon Musk has shared his thoughts on the upsurge of illegal immigrants in the country.

Joe Biden’s Handling Of Migration Criticized

Elon Musk criticized Joe Biden’s strategy regarding the southern border. He suggested that the President might be adopting a lax stance on immigration in a bid to keep the Democrats in power.

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It comes as number of people entering the country illegally has soared to over 2 million in the fiscal year. The controversial tech tycoon also shared his thoughts on the recent attack by a group of newcomers on NYPD officers just over a week ago.

The Billionaire’s Bold Statements Cause A Stir

Elon Musk made his statements on X, formerly Twitter, the platform he bought almost ten months ago. His statements have been criticized for giving credibility to a conspiracy theory. While others have supported him, seeing truth in his words.

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Musk, a legal immigrant from South Africa, went on to pin his post to the top of his X page account, adding in the caption “This explains why there are so few deportations, as every deportation is a lost vote.”

Elon Musk’s Words

“Biden’s strategy is very simple: 1. Get as many illegals in the country as possible. 2. Legalize them to create a permanent majority – a one-party state,” Mr Musk said as he posted a picture of a news story of Biden’s latest border policy.

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“As happened this week, you can literally assault police officers in broad daylight in New York, be released with no bail, give everyone the finger, and ‘still’ not be deported!! Outrageous.”

Border Numbers Soar: Deportations Reduce

In Biden’s first three years as president, Border Patrol noted 5,940,511 encounters, a big increase (277%) from Trump’s first three years (2017-2019), according to US Customs and Border Patrol. Also, more than 142,000 people were deported in 2023, the Biden administration has deported fewer migrants year-on-year than the previous administration.

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Republicans blame Biden for this, saying it’s because he relaxed some of the border rules set by Trump. Democrats, including Biden, call these rules inhumane and ineffective. Immigration and border concerns are key issues for voters ahead of the November 5 election. Biden is running for a second term, and Trump is the top choice for his party.

NYC Uproar: Migrant Clash And Release Shock

Last month, a group of migrants caused anger nationwide by attacking two NYPD officers in Times Square. A fight had broken out after officers attempted to disperse a group in front of 220 West 42 Street. According to the NYPD, the migrants started to attack the officers, kicking them in the head and body.

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Seven got arrested, but four were let go without bail causing Nationwide anger. It got even worse when news came out that those four left for California on a bus, using a church-related migrant charity.

Musk Demands For Justice

He also shared his thoughts on the attack on NYPD officers. He wrote that it “makes no sense” after many of them were released on bail. Elon’s words seem to suggest he’d prefer a harsher punishment for them.

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“What is even the point of arresting criminals if nothing is done!?” Musk wrote later about a report on a Venezuelan woman who had been arrested eight times in the last six months. “No prison, no deportation.”

Demands For A Border Wall Supported

Last September, the Tesla and Space-X owner visited the Southern border in Eagle Pass, Texas. In a 15-minute video, he live-streamed what he saw and gave his view on the country’s border laws.

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In the video, He endorsed the call for a border wall which is a main pillar of Biden’s top rival, Donald Trump’s campaign.

Advocating For A Robust Legal System With Clear Boundaries

He had this to say on the country’s border laws. “I am extremely pro-immigrant, and I believe that we need a greatly expanded legal immigration system and that we should let anyone in the country who is hardworking and honest and will be a contributor to the United States,” he said in the video.

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“We should have expedited legal approval for anyone who falls in that category. But then, by the same token, we should also not be allowing people in the country if they’re breaking the law.”

Asylum Process As Easy As Google Search

He had previously claimed that gaining asylum status after illegally crossing the southern border is as easy as Google Search. The IEC report released late last year gives credence to his claim.

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He also agreed with Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor David Sacks who wrote last week that the border is broken “because this administration refuses to enforce the laws we already have.” Musk responded by writing, “Exactly.”

Executive Action Urged: A Stand Against Bipartisan Immigration Deal

He also condemned suggestions for a bipartisan Senate deal to be passed to fix the increasing number of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border. This bill is expected to include billions of dollars to Ukraine.

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He said: “No laws need to be passed. All that is needed is an executive order to require proof before granting an asylum hearing. That is how it used to be.”

Biden Wins Big, Trump Ahead

Meanwhile, Joe Biden cruised to victory at the first Democratic primary in South Carolina, getting more than 96% of the votes. Dean Phillips, a Democratic congressman challenging Biden, came in third place behind Marianne Williamson, a self-help guru, who got 2.1% of the votes. Mr. Phillips had only 1.7% support.

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Ex-president, Donald Trump is expected to easily win the Republican primary happening later this month. A recent poll shows him ahead by 26 points against the state’s ex-governor, Nikki Haley. She already tried a different approach to connect with younger voters by appearing on Saturday Night Live last weekend.