WATCH: Former President Trump Vows to Pursue Death Penalty for Human Traffickers If Re-Elected in 2024

By  //  July 22, 2023

Trump: I will use Title 42 to end the child trafficking crisis

ABOVE VIDEO: President Trump Calls for Death Penalty for Human Traffickers

(FOX NEWS) – Former President Donald Trump on Friday vowed to pursue the death penalty for human traffickers and to revive a now-defunct immigration measure to combat child trafficking, if he’s re-elected to the White House.

“I will use Title 42 to end the child trafficking crisis by returning all trafficked children to their families in their home countries, without delay,” Trump said in a new campaign video posted on social media. “And I will urge Congress to ensure that anyone caught trafficking children across our border receives the death penalty immediately.”

The Title 42 public health order was implemented by the Trump administration, allowing border officials to expel migrants without granting them an asylum hearing in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. Biden rescinded the policy earlier this year.

Trump, the frontrunner in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, touted his record as president for improving the security of the southern border and lambasted the Biden administration for overseeing a surge of illegal immigration into the U.S.