Trump Threatens to Deport Illegal Squatters in Wisconsin Rally

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump warned people who are squatting in homes throughout the United States while he was speaking at a rally in Wisconsin Tuesday.

As he told those in attendance at the rally in Green Bay:

“If you have illegal aliens invading your home, we will deport you.”

What Trump was trying to say was that if he were to win the White House come November, his administration would be tough on illegal squatters, working to kick them out of homes or even possibly deport them from the country.

But, the way he worded it made it sound like those people who were being invaded by illegal squatters would be the ones who would be deported.

Many liberals took to social media to mock Trump for those comments this week. Brian Karen, a journalist, wrote on the social media platform X:

“So, if there were illegal immigrants at Mar-A-Lago we should deport Trump?”

Trump has been very aggressive in his rhetoric, blaming the surge of illegal immigrants at the U.S. southern border on the Biden administration and its lack of strong policies to prevent it. During the Trump administration, there weren’t major issues with illegal immigration because he took strong and decisive action.

Recently, Trump said that migrants were “poisoning the blood of the country.” He also pledged that if he were to become president again following November’s elections, he would launch the largest domestic deportation operation in the history of America.

Many states in the country have experienced incidents involving illegal squatters and homeowners who have had trouble removing them from their properties.

A squatter is someone who inhabits a building or piece of property that they don’t have the legal right to occupy. They live on the property or in the building without paying any rent.

They also don’t have any paperwork that proves that they are owners of the property or building, or have rights to be there as a legal tenant. They don’t even have anything that says they’re allowed to be on the property at all.

However, all 50 states have some form of squatters rights, which are called “adverse possession laws.” What these laws say and how they are enforced differ greatly for each state, though.

Some states are trying to make their laws much stricter, so that homeowners have an easier time kicking squatters off their properties in a timely fashion.

Just last week, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida signed a new bill that allows any homeowner to request police to remove squatters immediately from their property. Criminal penalties can also be imposed on anyone who presents a fake lease or does more than $1,000 of damage to a property.

Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary of the White House, said earlier this week that squatting is a “local issue,” but that it’s “critical that local governments take action to address it.”

She said:

“The rights of property owners and renters must be protected, and we believe that, ultimately what needs to happen is that local government needs to make sure that they address this and they take action.”