By Cassandra Fairbanks
Former President Donald Trump has slammed President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for not yet visiting the Southern border, and announced that he will be taking a trip there with Texas Governor Greg Abbott on June 30.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, he wrote that America “is now one giant sanctuary city” and an “unmitigated disaster zone.”
Trump wrote that “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 disaster in U.S. history.”
“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,” the statement said. “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 on a daily basis.”
Trump said that he hopes his visit will show the men and women of Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they have our “unshakeable support.”
“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,” he continued. “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.”
Harris and Biden have been facing severe backlash from the right for not travelling to the border since being sworn in on January 20.
According to a statement released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection last week, the agency encountered 180,034 people attempting entry along the Southwest Border in May alone.
“Smuggling organizations are abandoning migrants in remote and dangerous areas, leading to a dramatic rise in the number of rescues CBP performs. In May 2021, CBP conducted 7,084 rescues nationwide, and CBP has rescued 35 percent more individuals in Fiscal Year 2021 than all of Fiscal Year 2020,” the statement noted.
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