Former President Donald Trump is about to visit the border as he announced on Tuesday a planned trip to the nation’s southern border at the end of the month.
Trump released a statement saying he had accepted Abbott’s invitation and tore into the Biden-Harris administration for dismantling ‘the strongest, safest, and most secure border in U.S. history under his administration.
He announced plans for the trip days after Abbott revealed his plans for Texas to restart building on the border wall using private funds.
According to Former President Donald Trump:
“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.
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.
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. Hospitals and schools are getting crushed and public health is being sacrificed all in service of a radical left anti-borders agenda. 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 daily.
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 impossible.
What Biden and Harris have done, and are continuing to do on our border, is a grave and willful dereliction of duty.
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.
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Last week, data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show the number of migrants rocketed by more than six-fold from the 23,237 who crossed from Mexico into the United States in May 2020.
The data also showed illegal crossings have exploded by 674 percent in a year, with 180,034 recorded in May – the fourth consecutive monthly rise.
Kamala Harris visited Guatemala and Mexico last week to address the ‘root causes of the migration crisis but was widely criticized for her short answers on why she wouldn’t visit the border.