Former President Donald Trump announced Tuesday, June 15, that he intends to travel to the southern border in late June, calling it a “disaster zone,” according to a statement released to the media.
Trump also warned that the U.S. has become a “giant sanctuary” where even dangerous criminals are released on a daily basis.
“I have accepted the invitation of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to join him on an official visit to our Nation’s decimated Southern Border on Wednesday, June 30, 2021”, wrote Trump.
Trump visited the border on one of his last days in office and expressed that reversing his policies would cause a wave of illegal immigration never seen before.
“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. It’s an unmitigated disaster zone,” wrote the former president.
He was also concerned about the increase in drug and human trafficking, since, according to him, criminals now have “free rein.”
“We went from detain-and-remove to catch-and-release. We went from having border security that was the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world. Biden and 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,” wrote Trump.
Trump also pointed out that neither President Joe Biden nor Harris, whom Biden has put in charge of the illegal migrant crisis, have visited the border.
“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 at a time when the White House is doing everything it can to make their job totally impossible,” the former president added.
Finally, the former president ended by saying that what Biden and Harris have done at the border is a gross and willful dereliction of duty.
The Democratic administration’s “open borders” policies have caused a near total collapse at the southern border of the United States following the thousands of Latin American migrants, mostly from Mexico and Central America, who arrive daily with the goal of entering the country knowing that if they make it across the border, the United States will take them in, including those with major criminal histories.
U.S. Border Patrol reports of encountering people from more than 160 countries in recent months seeking to enter the United States, including some from far-flung countries such as India, Bangladesh and Uzbekistan.
Biden’s immigration authorities released most of them into the U.S. to join friends, family, or simply start a new life.
Alarms have also been raised over allegations that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is illegally smuggling spies across the southern border on special missions to steal information, lobby leftist politicians, and other shady strategies.