Trump is heading to the U.S.-Mexico border to get a first-hand look at Biden’s border crisis.
Trump arriving in Texas to tour U.S. border, amid concerns about migrant surge, apprehensions | Just The News https://t.co/5rwUAHwGGr
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) June 30, 2021
Former President Trump goes to Texas on Wednesday to tour the southwest U.S. border, where a recent surge in migration and the number of apprehensions of illegal immigrants has sparked concern by the former presidents and other critics of new Biden administration policies.
Trump, elected in 2016 to one term on a platform heavy on border security, will visit the border with Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott, who has vowed to continue building the border wall that Trump attempted to finish while in office.
“Texas is working on it because Biden is not,” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Fox News on Wednesday morning. “We’ve got to stop people from coming across the border.”
Roughly 180,034 people were apprehended last month at the border, and 40% of those turned back had previously crossed. That’s compared to fewer than 25,000 in late 2020, according to data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The highest number of monthly apprehensions during the Trump administration was nearly 150,000, according to the Texas Tribune.
Earlier today, Trump released an Op-ed blasting Biden over this.
The title is “I built the wall, Biden built a humanitarian catastrophe.
President Donald J. Trump: I Built the Wall. Biden Built a Humanitarian Catastrophehttps://t.co/bVwzuXt1eR
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) June 30, 2021
When I was president, I delivered on my promise to build a border wall to protect our country. All Joe Biden had to do was paint it.
Instead, Biden has enacted the most radical open borders agenda imaginable. This is perhaps the first time in world history a nation has purposely and systematically dismantled its own defenses to invite millions of foreign migrants to enter its territory and break its laws.
No one knows who they are, presenting a dangerous threat to Americans. To say that Biden has provoked a national security disaster does not even begin to do justice to the calamity.
In May, illegal border crossings were nearly 700% higher than when I was president during the same period last year. For each of the last three months, more unaccompanied minors have arrived than in any prior month in recorded history. Seizures of ultra-lethal fentanyl are up 265% from last year — more of the drug has already been intercepted than in the entirety of 2020.
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