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Donald Trump Threatens Prince Harry With Deportation If He Gets Re-Elected

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By Favour Adegoke on February 26, 2024 at 1:15 PM EST
Updated on February 26, 2024 at 1:16 PM EST

Prince Harry might find himself in trouble with U.S. immigration if Donald Trump gets re-elected.

The billionaire mogul recently called out the Duke of Sussex while making an appearance at a conservative event, saying he "wouldn't protect him" because the former senior royal "betrayed the queen."

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have been residing in the U.S., specifically in Montecito, California, since stepping down from their British royal roles in 2020. While Meghan faced no immigration issues due to her U.S. citizenship, Harry had to apply for a visa to allow him to stay in the country.

This type of visa typically comes with an expiration date, and Trump, still in the running for re-election as the next president, has stated that the founder of Invictus would not receive any preferential treatment regarding his immigrant status.

"I wouldn't protect him. He betrayed the Queen. That's unforgivable," the former president said during his appearance at the  Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., on Saturday, per NewYork Post.

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"He would be on his own if it was down to me," Trump continued before adding that President Joe Biden's administration has been too "gracious" to Harry after "what he has done."

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Donald Trump's issue with Prince Harry seems to stem from the latter's announcement of his decision to quit his royal role without first informing the late queen.

"Harry hadn't even had a meeting with the Queen to talk through their plans before announcing it to the world," a source claimed at the time the Duke took the decision, per The Mirror.

The source added, "The monarchy is an institution based on hierarchy and respect, something drummed into those boys growing up. What Harry did drove a horse and cart through royal protocol - putting their plans on Instagram and their website first."

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The late queen would later announce that "a constructive and supportive way forward" was found to deal with the Sussexes decision to leave. However, all that hasn't seemed to erase Harry's action in the eyes of many,  including Trump.

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Prince Harry recently shared that he had considered applying for U.S. citizenship amid speculations about his immigration status, per Page Six.

"The American citizenship is a thought that has crossed my mind but is certainly not something that is a high priority for me right now," the Duke said in an interview with "Good Morning America."

When asked what has stalled the process of getting one, Harry seemed to wiggle his way out of giving a proper reply, saying he had "no idea. "

Harry's current immigration status remains unclear. Being in the U.S. for a while rules out the B-2 visitor's visa or through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, which lasts up to six months and 90 days, respectively. It is speculated that he might be on a diplomatic visa, although this has yet to be confirmed.

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Prince Harry's Visa Application Facing Scrutiny In Court

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In the meantime, the Heritage Foundation has contested Harry's right to live in the U.S.

The foundation filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for not allowing them to obtain the prince's visa application to confirm if he had "prior drug use."

It comes after Harry revealed in his self-serving tome, "Spare," that he had taken psychedelic mushrooms, marijuana, and even cocaine when he was younger. Such revelations can often pose an issue for non-Americans seeking admission to the country.

With respect to this,  Nile Gardiner, the director of the Heritage Foundation, believes that it is important that the DHS reveal the Duke's application, as it would determine whether he was given preferential treatment.

"This case raises many issues, as to whether or not people are given any special treatment in coming to the United States and whether or not the rule of law is applied equally," he said,  per The Telegraph.

He added, "The American people expect [the president] to enforce immigration law strictly, and this should apply to anyone entering the U.S., including royals like Prince Harry."

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