According to US media reports, Trump spoke at a rally in Dubuque, Iowa.

Describing President Joe Biden's immigration policies as a "nation-wrecking disaster", Trump said that if re-elected president, he would adopt the "Eisenhower Model" and organize "the largest deportation operation in US history".

Trump said he would deploy a number of federal law enforcement officers to the Mexican border and deport all known or suspected drug dealers, gang or cartel members.

Stating that he changed the country's immigration policies from "catch and release" to "detention and deportation" during his presidency, Trump said he would reinstate the travel ban, increase the number of countries covered by the ban, and prevent "communists and Marxists" from entering the US.

Trump imposed a travel ban on Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea on January 27, 2017, a week after he took office.

Biden, on the other hand, lifted Trump's travel ban on some Muslim countries with the decree signed in his first week in office.