It is an unlimited understatement to say President Joe Biden “has provoked a national security disaster” at the southern border, former President Donald Trump wrote Wednesday in an opinion column.
“Biden has enacted the most radical open borders agenda imaginable,” Trump mentioned in commentary printed in The Washington Times. “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 law.”
Trump slammed Biden for “utterly depraved” polices that included restoring catch-and-release, tearing up asylum agreements with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, and saying “that anyone on the planet who lives in a crime-afflicted area now qualifies for asylum in the United States.”
The former president additionally cited the Biden administration’s new program by which the authorities pays to fly unlawful aliens’ family members from different nations to hitch them in the U.S.
None of these choices rank as Biden’s worst, nonetheless, in keeping with Trump.
“Of all the vindictive, shocking, and self-defeating border security actions Joe Biden has taken, none surpasses his decision to stop the final completion of the wall,” mentioned Trump, who had begun his column with a reference to the wall.
“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.”
Trump mentioned unlawful border crossings in May have been almost 700% increased than the similar interval in 2020, and extra unaccompanied minors have arrived in every of the previous three months than in any prior month in recorded historical past.
More ultra-lethal fentanyl has been intercepted than in all of 2020, mentioned Trump, including that seizures of the drug are up 265% from final yr.
Trump, who was touring to Texas to go to the border on Wednesday, mentioned the southern border wall’s development must be accomplished.
“The wall was planned, approved, paid for, and virtually done,” Trump wrote. “Only a couple of key areas remained to be accomplished. All Joe Biden needed to do was let the contractors end their work. The border brokers needed it, and it might make the complete nation safer.
“Instead, Biden sabotaged the completion of the wall, ordered an immediate halt to construction on his first day in office, impounded the funds Congress had appropriated and took steps to terminate the National Emergency declaration that had facilitated it.”
Human traffickers and drug smugglers have exploited Biden’s resolution by making the most of wall openings, Trump mentioned.
Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, has mentioned his state will end constructing the wall – one thing Trump mentioned shouldn’t have been wanted.
“Border security is a core responsibility of the federal government — and my administration had already done everything required to complete the project,” Trump wrote. “We secured the vital authorized authorities, acquired the land, designed, engineered, and examined the wall.
“With little help from Congress, my administration obtained the money, executed the contracts, and hired the personnel. For Texas to be unnecessarily forced to repeat these complicated steps will take months or years if it is even possible for them to do it at all.”
Trump concluded his column by saying the U.S. must “restore the entire set of border security and immigration enforcement measures we put into place — and critically, we must finish the wall.”
“A nation without borders is not a nation at all,” he mentioned in his ultimate paragraph. “For the sake of our country, Joe Biden must finish sealing the border immediately, or the American People must elect a Congress that will.”
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