Former President Donald Trump has announced that he plans to visit the U.S.-Mexico border later this month alongside Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R).
According to Breitbart, Trump criticized the Biden administration for not properly handling the immigrant crisis, describing it as “the single worst border crisis in U.S. history.”
“The Biden Administration inherited from me the strongest, safest, and most secure border in U.S. history and in mere weeks, they turned it into the single worst border crisis in U.S. history,” the former president said in a statement. “It’s an unmitigated disaster zone.”
Trump argued that border security went from being “the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world” as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris “have handed control of our border over to cartels, criminals, and coyotes. Drug dealers, MS-13 gang members, human smugglers, sex traffickers, and the criminal elements of the world now have free reign.
“Hospitals and schools are getting crushed, and public health is being sacrificed all in service of a radical left anti-borders agenda,” he continued. “Our brave border agents and courageous ICE officers have been illegally stopped from doing their jobs. Our Nation is now one giant sanctuary city where even dangerous criminals are being cut loose and set free inside the U.S. interior on a daily basis.”
Trump continued his criticism of the current administration, especially that Harris, who was appointed to oversee the border crisis back in March, has yet to visit the border in person.
“If this weren’t bad enough, Biden and Harris won’t even tour the scenes of the wreckage they created, or come down and visit with the Border Patrol and ICE heroes risking their lives to defend our Nation” since the current White House has makes their job “totally impossible.”
“What Biden and Harris have done, and are continuing to do on our border, is a grave and willful dereliction of duty,” Trump said. “My visit will hopefully shine a spotlight on these crimes against our Nation—and show the incredible people of ICE and Border Patrol that they have our unshakeable support.”
Meanwhile, Gov. Abbott recently announced that Texas will “immediately begin construction of border barriers in areas like Del Rio where migrants can easily cross unsecured sections.”
Trump will visit the border alongside Abbott on June 30th.
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