Jenner wants to use money from California’s bullet train project to dismantle Trump’s border wall
California Republican gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner said this week that money from the state’s bullet train project should be redirected to “completely dismantle the wall” on California’s US-Mexico border.
“Right now we’re spending billions on high-speed trains anywhere,” Jenner said. KABC, Referring to California’s years-long bullet train project. “Take some of that money, go under the border wall and end up entirely on state land,” Jenner said. “Totally dismantle the wall. We need protection.”
She added: “But, for those hardworking greats who are here, I wish they could get legal status.”
Caitlyn Jenner ‘strongly’ supports border wall
Reality television star, businesswoman and gold medalist Jenner discussed immigration in an interview this week, saying the wall, Trump’s paramount promise of 2016, must end.
Last month, Jenner said she “strongly” supports the border wall, adding that as governor she would end California’s status as a “sanctuary state” and end the “broken immigration system”. Will work to fix it.
“I will see to it that violent illegal offenders are removed immediately,” Jenner said in an email to supporters last month.
Jenner also told Granthshala News’ Sean Hannity last month that she’s “everything up for the wall.”
“I am for the wall, I will secure the wall. We cannot have a state, we cannot have a country without a secure wall,” she said.
Jenner also appeared to support undocumented immigrants living in the country.
“You have two questions here,” she said. “One is stopping people from coming into the state illegally. And then the other question is, what do we do with the people here? We are a kind country, right? We are a compassionate state.”
“I mean, some people we’re going to send back, well, no question about that,” she said. “But I’ve met some of the greatest immigrants in my country.”
President Biden halted construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border when he took office; But in April, the Department of Homeland Security said it was working to fix what it described as “dangerous erosion” along a 14-mile stretch of border wall construction in California.
DHS specified that it is working to “remove dangerous soil erosion” in San Diego, which it looped over as part of a series of measures to address the damage caused by the former administration’s wall construction was.
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“Improper compaction of soil and building materials along a former administration-built wall section is causing dangerous erosion along 14 miles of San Diego, California,” it said in a statement. 30 April statement. “DHS will undertake necessary backfill projects to ensure the safety of the surrounding border communities.”
Meanwhile, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, has sought to link Jenner to Trump—but he said this week that he did not vote for the former commander-in-chief during the 2020 presidential election.
“He did some really good things with the economy for this state, international. He did some really good things,” Jenner said. “His message was terrible.”
“I think I’m the face of the Republican Party for the future,” Jenner said. “I want to bring the Republican Party to myself and be more inclusive.”
Granthshala News’ Morgan Phillips and Adam Shaw contributed to this report.