Lynne Patton: Trump Will Reinstate Title 42 On Day One To Fight Child Trafficking

Former President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Lynne Patton announced in an interview on Breitbart News Saturday that Trump would continue his commitment to fight child trafficking by reinstating Title 42 on day one of his second term.

On the heels of the recent blockbuster film “Sound of Freedom” — which Trump recently watched in an exclusive viewing at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey — the issue of child trafficking has been at the forefront of political discourse for many conservative voters.

Speaking with Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle, who is also the outlet’s Washington bureau chief, Patton revealed that Trump plans to reinstate Title 42 on the first day of his second term. The policy, which allowed for quick deportation of illegal aliens at the southern border, would be reinstated with the aim of combatting child trafficking. President Joe Biden allowed the policy to expire in May, and has also ended the policy of DNA testing at the border to ensure that the children coming across were actually related to the adults they were with, rather than being trafficked.

“On day one when Trump gets back in office in 2024, he has pledged to reinstate title 42 — which will immediately and safely return children, migrant children, unaccompanied minors, back to their own families in their own countries where they belong,” Patton pledged.

“Right now, a lot of your listeners might not know, but Biden — obviously everybody knows he undid Title 42 — but what that does… it forces migrant children to be released into the interior of the United States, where they are at the mercy of these predators, and so it’s extremely dangerous. It wasn’t just kind of to prevent people from having COVID into this country. It was basically, you know, to prevent unaccompanied minors — all these types of unsafe conditions from transpiring, and the fact that this current administration let that expire is inexplicable,” she continued.

Earlier in the interview, Patton discussed Trump’s actions to fight human trafficking in his first term.

“Here’s the crazy thing in the middle of — this was before the Mueller report was even released, right, and everybody was thinking this was going to be the hammer that basically tied Trump to collusion with Russia and all this stuff — and even in the midst of all that, President Trump was focused on saving children,” she said. “And I want to say that even in the midst of all these continued false indictments this week, and last week, he’s still focused on saving children.”

She also pointed out that Trump had appointed Tim Ballard, the former Department of Homeland Security special agent portrayed by Jim Caviezel in Sound of Freedom, to be a part of his administration.

“Ballard told Trump a story about how, you know, you can sell a bag of cocaine once — but you can sell, unfortunately, a ten-year-old child for at least five to ten times a day for ten years straight, and it’s heartbreaking, and I think that really struck a chord with Trump. And you know, that very day, he ended up appointing Ballard to his White House advisory council to end human trafficking — and this was back in, you know, 2017,” Patton said.

Patton’s comments come after Trump already spoke out about the issue of child trafficking, vowing to give the death penalty to traffickers if he is reelected.