Former President Donald Trump has unveiled a bold plan he intends to pursue if he is elected in November.

As the border crisis continues to worsen under President Joe Biden, with millions of illegal immigrants now in the country, Trump’s plan will reduce the illegal immigrant population drastically.

On Thursday, the former president proposed a plan to impose U.S. tariffs on countries that refuse to accept their nationals who are in the U.S. illegally and have been deported. Trump announced this proposal during a town hall event in Arizona, a critical battleground state in the presidential election.

When asked about ways he would curb the flow of migrants crossing into the U.S. illegally, Trump said, “We have tremendous economic power.” The former president added that if a country, such as China, refuses to take back its deported nationals, the U.S. could impose tariffs on that country.

The former president’s proposal comes as Chinese officials recently claimed to be working with the U.S. again on deportations, with at least one deportation flight to China that took place in April.

The border and immigration issue has gained urgency as the number of Chinese nationals crossing the U.S. border has increased under Biden’s administration. In the first half of Fiscal year 2024, nearly 25,000 Chinese nationals were encountered by border patrol agents, representing a 37,000% increase in just three years.

Meanwhile, in the Fiscal Year 2021, just 65 Chinese nationals were encountered by Border Patrol while crossing U.S. borders.

According to the New York Post, Trump said Biden’s immigration policy has been a heinous and criminal obliteration of the southern border. The former president declared that Biden’s open border policies would be scrapped on day one if he is re-elected.

“I tell you, it’s so sad to see what’s happened here,” Trump said. “I have to say Arizona is turning into a dumping ground for the dungeons of the third world.”

According to the outlet, Arizona’s Tucson Sector is one of the border’s busiest, with 373,220 documented encounters so far in fiscal year 2024.