Former President Donald Trump blames President Biden for the escalating migrant crisis on the US-Mexico border, saying that people will “pour in millions” within months.
Trump attributed the surge to Biden’s policies, including his cancellation of the “Remain in Mexico” policy last month that left Central Americans waiting for US asylum decisions while in Mexico.
“We had it so well under control two months ago, three months ago. And then he made the statement that you want to have, that you want to come in, “said Trump on the podcast” The Truth with Lisa Boothe “.
“These people came along, and they just finished it all, and now they’re going to pour in a million times – already very large. Nobody has ever seen it. Bad as it is now, it is really good compared to what it is in a few Months. “
Trump said the “stay in Mexico” policy “worked for everyone” and “forced Mexico not to include them in their policies” [southern] Edge.”
He attributed his threats to the president to withdraw foreign aid from Central America and tariff Mexican goods with improved cooperation on deportations and border security.
“He pays and we don’t get anything for it. We give them a lot of money and get nothing but disrespect. And we were dealing with an absolute science. It was a beautiful thing to see,” said Trump.
“We had a great relationship with Mexico and the rest of the world because they didn’t want tariffs or any part of the money.”
The Biden administration has applied a Trump-era COVID-19 policy to exclude most single adults, federal officials say. But all unaccompanied children are admitted, at least temporarily, and families are not deported unless Mexico can accommodate them.
In February, 29,792 children were detained without parents – about five times more than in January – of which 2,942 were under the age of 12, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The total number of people arrested at the Mexican border rose to over 100,000 in February, a 28 percent increase from January.
The increase seems to be growing. On Friday morning alone, 1,000 migrants were reportedly arrested after crossing the Rio Grande into Texas.
Biden halted his predecessor’s Mexican border wall and passed a resolution confirming the 2012 postponed Childhood Arrivals Program, which provides work permits and protection from deportation for those illegally brought into the United States as minors.
Biden also proposed laws to provide a route to citizenship for almost all of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States. Biden tweeted last week that he wanted Congress to pass laws that “legalize the undocumented population of the United States.”
On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed laws that would open avenues to citizenship for up to half of the estimated illegal immigrants in the United States, including farm workers and children who arrived as minors. Many Republicans said the bills are creating new “pull” factors for migration.