Trump at US-Mexico border, highlights ‘dangerous’ migrant surge – News Vibe24

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    WESLACO: Donald Trump visited the US-Mexico border on Wednesday to denounce an immigration crisis he said has become “more dangerous” than ever, using an underlying issue of his presidency to react to his successor Joe Biden.
    Trump is on his first major tour of the White House since January, as the Biden administration tackles an immigration move that Trump blames for easing his “tough but fair” policies. in preventing new arrivals.
    “Now we have an open, really dangerous border, more dangerous than ever in the history of our country – and better to return quickly,” the obscene billionaire said after briefing a border sheriff at the Ministry of Public Security in his small town. Weslaco, Texas.
    The former Republican president was accompanied by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, whom Trump approved for re-election next year, and who pledged to complete the Trump wall at his state border, but with private donations rather than aid.
    Trump was joined by several Republican members of Congress, including conservatives Lauren Boebert and Jim Banks, on a mission to “admire the wall” at a border crossing in Pharr, Texas, where an imperfect piece of metal structure sits on top of a grassy bluff. .
    The area is located in the Rio Grande Valley, one of the hotspots of illegal immigration along the 1,930 mile (3,100 km) border.
    Trump has expressed pride in his efforts to build more than 400 miles of border crossing during his four-year presidency and reduce the number of immigrants crossing into Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
    “We did a job and we really did it a science,” Trump said. “It was a place where people just did not enter unless they entered legally.”
    Most of Trump’s new construction involved reinforcing or replacing an existing wall or fence, with less than 50 miles being built where no one had previously stood.
    Immigrant detention at the border reached its highest level in 15 years in March, and Biden critics have accused the president of underestimating the situation.
    Republican lawmakers have accused Biden of overturning some of Trump’s plans, including his “stay in Mexico” policy, which has forced thousands of Central American asylum seekers to stay south of the U.S. border until their claims are processed.
    Abbott, who sits next to Trump, targeted Biden’s policies during the briefing.
    “Things have changed so quickly and so dramatically under Biden, it was amazing and catastrophic,” the governor said, noting that the number of people arrested crossing the border in May was 800% higher than he was. month last year.
    Critics have also warned of a rise in drug trafficking in the United States, particularly fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.
    Biden last week sent Vice President Kamala Harris, who has been tasked with overseeing immigration efforts, to the border area, stressing the government’s commitment to “smooth and humanitarian” immigration policies.
    Harris visited El Paso, but was criticized for having the border town hundreds of miles from the epicenter of the wave of immigration.
    Trump, who may still seek re-election in 2024 but has not announced his plans, has repeatedly beaten Biden over the border crisis.
    The Democratic Party backtracked, saying Republicans brought the “show clown” to the border to mislead voters.
    Trump, who was ousted from social media and accused of inciting the deadly January 6 riot in the US Capitol, recently increased his public appearances as he prepares for a political season ahead of next year’s midterm elections.
    Last week in Ohio he held his first campaign-style rally since leaving the White House, repeating the lie that he won the November election, but Biden prevailed through fraud.
    Returned to the subject in Texas.
    “We have a sick country in many ways, it is sick in elections and it is sick at the borders,” he said.
    “If you do not have good elections and if you do not have strong borders, you do not have a country.”

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