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Donald Trump is headed to the southern border.
The 45th President announced on Tuesday that he has accepted an invitation from Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott to visit the U.S.-Mexico border.
In doing so, Trump will undoubtedly highlight how the border crisis has only worsened since Joe Biden took office.
Trump announced the visit in a social media post that didn’t provide any details of the planned June 30 visit.
Below is Trump’s statement in full:
I have accepted the invitation of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to join him on an official visit to our Nation’s decimated Southern Border on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
The Biden Administration inherited from me the strongest, safest, and most secure border in U.S history, and in mere weeks they turned it into the single worst border crisis in U.S history. It’s an unmitigated disaster zone.
We went from detain-and-remove to catch-and-release. We went from having border security that was the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world. Biden and Harris have handed control of our border over to cartels, criminals, and coyotes. Drug dealers, MS-13 gang members, human smugglers, sex traffickers, and the criminal elements of the world now have free reign. Hospitals and schools are getting crushed and public health is being sacrificed all in service of a radical left anti-borders agenda. Our brave border agents and courageous ICE officers have been illegally stopped from doing their jobs. Our Nation is now one giant sanctuary city where even dangerous criminals are being cut loose and set free inside the U.S interior on a daily basis.
If this weren’t bad enough, Biden and Harris won’t even tour the scenes of the wreckage they created, or come down and visit with the Border Patrol and ICE heroes risking their lives to defend our Nation at a time when the White House is doing everything it can to make their job totally impossible.
What Biden and Harris have done, and are continuing to do on our border, is a grave and willful dereliction of duty.
My visit will hopefully shine a spotlight on these crimes against our Nation — and show the incredible people of ICE and Border Patrol that they have our unshakeable support.
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Kamala Harris’ first overseas trip to Guatemala was nothing short of a total disaster.
Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei publicly disparaged Harris and Biden’s excuses for the illegal immigration crisis plaguing the southern border.
In an interview on CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” Giammattei made clear that he viewed the change of presidential administrations for the surge of illegal migration from Central America and other nations, fostered by the human smugglers known as “coyotes.”
Giammattei said after Biden’s inauguration, the message from the U.S. had changed from the rigid anti-illegal immigration stance of Donald Trump to a much more welcoming attitude.
“The message changed to, ‘We are going to reunite families and we are going to reunite children,’” Giammattei said.
“The very next day the coyotes here were organizing groups of children to take them to the United States,” he added.
The results of Biden’s presidency have been predictable: A massive crush of illegal immigrants and criminal behavior such as drug smuggling and human trafficking that has overwhelmed border protection forces.