Former President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he is traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border as President Joe Biden’s border crisis has continued to worsen and Vice President Kamala Harris has repeatedly avoided traveling to the area.
“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,” Trump said in a statement. “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.”
“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,” Trump added. “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.”
Biden’s border crisis continued to worsen last month as more illegal aliens were apprehended at the southern border than at any other point in the history of the Department of Homeland Security, which was created in 2002.
“In May 2021, CBP encountered 180,034 persons attempting entry along the Southwest Border,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement. “Single adults continue to make up the majority of these encounters.”
The disastrous border numbers for last month represented a staggering 674% increase vs. May of 2020 when 23,237 illegal aliens were apprehended. Last month’s numbers were the worst numbers in more than two decades.
The Trump administration turned around the situation on the border starting late during Fiscal Year 2019 and kept them low throughout Fiscal Year 2020. Biden’s border crisis has worsened every month that he has been in office in terms of the number of illegal aliens apprehended at the southern border.
🚨 Biden Border Crisis News: 180,000 illegal immigrants were arrested at the border in May.
This is a 674% INCREASE over last year, and a new 21-year high. https://t.co/ciRQnOBf0b
— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) June 9, 2021
Breitbart reporter Randy Clark, who is a retired U.S. Border Patrol officer that previously served as the Division Chief for Law Enforcement Operations, reported last week that sources inside the agency told him that an estimated 250,000 illegal aliens have managed to avoid capture and have escaped into the U.S.
Making the problem even worse is Biden hamstringing Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s ability to remove illegal aliens — who are breaking federal immigration laws — from America’s streets.
“Under new Biden administration rules curtailing immigration enforcement, ICE carried out fewer than 3,000 deportations last month, the lowest level on record,” The Washington Post reported. “The agency’s 6,000 officers currently average one arrest every two months. ICE under President Biden is an agency on probation. The new administration has rejected calls from some Democrats to eliminate the agency entirely, but Biden has placed ICE deportation officers on a leash so tight that some say their work is being functionally abolished.”
This report has been updated to include additional information.