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Trump slams Biden’s US-Mexico border policy in new statement – here’s what he said

President Donald J. Trump at the White House on Nov. 13, 2020. (Tia Dufour/White House) | Joe Biden at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Feb. 2020. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
March 05, 2021

Former President Donald Trump released a statement Friday condemning President Joe Biden’s United States-Mexico border policy, asserting that America’s southern border is “now totally out of control” as a result of Biden’s “disastrous” leadership.

Trump said agents with Customs and Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have been “disrespected, demeaned, and mocked” by the new administration, which Trump says won’t allow officers to remove dangerous illegal immigrants.

“A mass incursion into the country by people who should not be here is happening on an hourly basis, getting worse by the minute.  Many have criminal records, and many others have and are spreading covid.  Interior enforcement has been shut down—criminals that were once promptly removed by our Administration are now being released back onto the street to commit heinous and violent crimes,” Trump’s statement read. “ICE officers are desperate to remove these convicted criminals, but Biden won’t let them.”

Mr. Trump called the situation at the border a “spiraling tsunami” that is “overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers.”

“When I left office, we had achieved the most secure border in our country’s history.  Under Biden, it will soon be worse, more dangerous, and more out of control than ever before.  He has violated his oath of office to uphold our Constitution and enforce our laws,” Trump stated.

“We put in place powerful rules and procedures to stop the smuggling and trafficking, but the Biden Administration has abandoned these proven strategies and instead given the smugglers and traffickers effective control of our border,” Trump asserted in his statement.

Trump also criticized the Biden administration’s decision to halt the Remain in Mexico Policy that required immigrants to stay in Mexico while their immigration cases are reviewed in the U.S.

In February, the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security announced a plan to begin processing an estimated 25,000 asylum-seekers who were forced to “remain in Mexico” under former President Trump. The immigrants will be released in El Paso and Brownsville, Texas, and San Diego, Calif.

The DHS’ statement said the new process “applies to individuals who were returned to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program and have cases pending before the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Trump predicted that Biden’s policies, particularly Catch-and-Release, will lead to a massive influx of illegal immigrants “from every corner of the Earth.”

Here’s Trump’s full statement below:

Our border is now totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership of Joe Biden. Our great Border Patrol and ICE agents have been disrespected, demeaned, and mocked by the Biden Administration. A mass incursion into the country by people who should not be here is happening on an hourly basis, getting worse by the minute. Many have criminal records, and many others have and are spreading covid. Interior enforcement has been shut down—criminals that were once promptly removed by our Administration are now being released back onto the street to commit heinous and violent crimes. ICE officers are desperate to remove these convicted criminals, but Biden won’t let them.

The spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers. When I left office, we had achieved the most secure border in our country’s history. Under Biden, it will soon be worse, more dangerous, and more out of control than ever before. He has violated his oath of office to uphold our Constitution and enforce our laws.

There has never been a time on our southern border like what is happening now but more importantly, what is about to happen. Now that Biden has implemented nationwide Catch-and-Release, illegal immigrants from every corner of the Earth will descend upon our border and never be returned. You can never have a secure border unless people who cross illegally are promptly removed.

I had a great relationship with Mexico, and its wonderful president, but all of that has been dissipated by the gross incompetence and radicalism of the people currently in charge. The Remain in Mexico Policy was incredible, but immediately abandoned by Biden, probably because it worked so well. Likewise, our Safe Third Agreements in Central America were extraordinarily successful, so Biden foolishly ditched them too. We stopped payment of the hundreds of millions of dollars paid to them and then developed an excellent relationship that made our country and their countries more secure. We put in place powerful rules and procedures to stop the smuggling and trafficking, but the Biden Administration has abandoned these proven strategies and instead given the smugglers and traffickers effective control of our border.

Despite being delayed by years of litigation and politics by the democrats, the wall is almost finished and can be quickly completed. Doing so will save thousands of lives.

The Biden Administration must act immediately to end the border nightmare that they have unleashed onto our Nation. Keep illegal immigration, crime, and the China Virus out of our country!