In his latest news release, former President Donald Trump said he’d accepted an invitation from Texas’ governor to visit the southern border.
The trip seems aimed at calling attention to Trump’s contention that he left the Biden administration a highly secure border, only to have policeis reversed and progress on controlling immigration there undone in a matter of weeks.
“It’s an unmitigated disaster zone,” Trump said in his release.
His trip, at the behest of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, is set for June 30.
And, Trump said, it comes at a time of great stress and rising chaos along the border with Mexico.
Said the former president: “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.”