DONALD Trump on Sunday slammed Joe Biden for turning “the most secure border in history” into a “national disaster” that he says is causing “death and tragedy.”
Donald Trump slammed Joe Biden on Sunday for the ongoing crisis at the southern borderCredit: Reuters
Biden said on Sunday he plans to visit the border with Mexico soonCredit: The Mega Agency
“All they had to do was keep this smooth-running system on autopilot.
“Instead, in the span of a just few weeks, the Biden Administration has turned a national triumph into a national disaster,” he stated. “They are in way over their heads and taking on water fast.”
The current surge of migrants trying to enter the US through the southern border with Mexico is the worst that it’s been in 20 years, the Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas recently said.
Thousands of illegal immigrants are in federal custodyCredit: Alamy
A young girl from Honduras holds a sign asking Biden to let her in the United StatesCredit: AFP
Some 14,000 migrants are in federal custody, and more are expected to come to the US.
While the Biden administration has said it’s been working on plans for long-term immigration problems, it has not had an on-the-ground plan for the current migrant surge.
Career immigration officials had warned there could be a huge surge after Biden was elected president and the news that Trump’s immigration policies were being reversed.
Since Biden’s inauguration in January, the US has seen a dramatic spike in the number of people encountered by border officials.
The migrant surge is the worst that it’s been in 20 years, officials saidCredit: AFP or licensors
Administration officials have repeatedly blamed the Trump administration for the current situation, saying Biden inherited a mess from Trump’s immigration system.
Biden recently said in a message to migrants “don’t come” to the United States right now.
“You have to try and get control of the mess that was inherited,” Biden said during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.
But Trump, however, called what Mayorkas has been doing a “pathetic, clueless performance.”
A group of Brazilian migrants are seen here sitting alongside US Border Patrol agents in New Mexico in 2019Credit: AFP
A migrant girl is seen crossing the Rio Grande to get to Texas from Mexico last monthCredit: AFP
“Even someone of Mayorkas’ limited abilities should understand that if you provide Catch-and-Release to the world’s illegal aliens then the whole world will come,” Trump said.
“It’s clear they are engaged in a huge cover-up to hide just how bad things truly are.
“The only way to end the Biden Border Crisis is for them to admit their total failure and adopt the profoundly effective, proven Trump policies.”
The former president then went on to urge Biden to build his infamous wall along the border with Mexico, “which can be done in a matter of weeks.”
Seen here is a photo of a migrant camp in Mexico where people wait to apply for asylum in the USCredit: AFP
“They should never have stopped it,” Trump said. “They are causing death and human tragedy.”
“In addition to the obvious, drugs are pouring into our country at record levels from the Southern Border, not to mention human and sex trafficking.
“This Administration’s reckless policies are enabling and encouraging crimes against humanity. Our Country is being destroyed!”
On Sunday, Biden told reporters he intends to travel to the southern border “at some point.”
Just before his inauguration, Biden said he plans to give 11million illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship in the United States.
But last week, he urged migrants trying to enter the country to hold off.
“They come because their circumstance is so bad,” he said during his ABC interview.
However, he said: “I can say quite clearly: don’t come over.