“Our great Border Patrol and ICE agents have been disrespected, demeaned, and mocked by the Biden Administration,” Trump said in a statement.
He continued, “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.”
The former president appeared to be referencing the more than 100 illegal immigrants released by Border Patrol who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Fox News.
Trump claimed “the spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers.”
He argued when he left office, the United States had the most “secure border” in the nation’s history.
Trump added, “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.”
He mentioned the Biden administration’s move to revive the “catch and release” system allowing undocumented migrants to stay in the United States while awaiting hearings in immigration court.
“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,” Trump explained.
He pushed for the border wall to be completed, “Doing so will save thousands of lives.”
Trump concluded, “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!”
Biden has asked officials to travel to the southern border to brief him on how the government will respond to the growing number of unaccompanied minors heading for the United States, as IJR reported.
According to documents obtained by Axios, in the week ending March 1, an average of 321 children per day were referred to HHS custody by Border Patrol.
The same reports say the shelter system is at 94% capacity and is expected to be full this month.
A group of Republicans also called for a hearing into the Biden administration’s response to the issue, as IJR reported.