Donald Trump issued a statement on Friday from the Office of Donald J. Trump lambasting Joe Biden for causing a crisis on the border.
Jen Psaki responded at Friday’s presser, saying Trump’s immigration policies are “inhumane and ineffective.” She added that President Joe Biden’s administration “[doesn’t] take our advice or counsel” from Trump on those issues.
“We’re gonna chart our own path forward, and that includes treating children with humanity and respect, and ensuring they’re safe when they cross our borders,” she stated.
The children would be safer if they hadn’t been invited up by a feckless administration. They came up with criminal cartels and most are abused. The Biden administration is actually inhumane.
The children are kept in shipping containers when they get here and Team Biden is releasing them to people without social security numbers who aren’t necessarily related.
THE TRUMP STATEMENT
The former president focused on the crisis at the border.
“Our border is now totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership of Joe Biden,” Trump said. “Our great Border Patrol and ICE agents have been disrespected, demeaned, and mocked by the Biden Administration. 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.
“Interior enforcement has been shut down – criminals that were once promptly removed by our Administration are now being released back onto the street to commit heinous and violent crimes. ICE officers are desperate to remove these convicted criminals, but Biden won’t let them.”
Biden stopped all border enforcement and created a crisis within 40 days.
Trump wrote, “The spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers,” he said. “When I left office, we had achieved the most secure border in our country’s history. 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.
“There has never been a time on our southern border like what is happening now but more importantly, what is about to happen. Now that Biden has implemented nationwide Catch-and-Release, 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.”
“I had a great relationship with Mexico, and its wonderful president, but all of that has been dissipated by the gross incompetence and radicalism of the people currently in charge,” he continued. “The Remain in Mexico Policy was incredible, but immediately abandoned by Biden, probably because it worked so well. Likewise, our Safe Third Agreements in Central America were extraordinarily successful, so Biden foolishly ditched them too.
“We stopped payment of the hundreds of millions of dollars paid to them and then developed an excellent relationship that made our country and their countries more secure. We put in place powerful rules and procedures to stop the smuggling and trafficking, but the Biden Administration has abandoned these proven strategies and instead given the smugglers and traffickers effective control of our border.”
Trump concluded by saying: “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!”
Former President Trump releases statement on current crisis (or ‘challenge’) on the US-Mexico border: pic.twitter.com/ae1fZWoKU8
— Byron York (@ByronYork) March 5, 2021