DONALD Trump has blasted Joe Biden over the "spiraling tsunami at the border" and warned "criminal" are surging into the United States.
The former president released the statement on Friday afternoon, stating the border is "totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership of Joe Biden."
"Our great Border Patrol and ICE agents have been disrespected, demeaned and mocked by the Biden Administration," Trump slammed.
He added that a "mass incursion" is happening with immigrants coming into the country and claimed "many have criminal records, and many others have and are spreading covid."
"The spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers," the former president claimed.
Trump went on to boast of his "great relationship" with Mexico and "it's wonderful president," insisting that has been "dissipated by the gross incompetence and radicalism of the people currently in charge."
He also suggested that Biden finishes off the border wall that Trump created between the US and Mexico, insisting "doing so will save thousands of lives."
The statement concluded with a direct request from the 45th president.
"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!"
The statement came just hours after it was revealed that Biden asked senior officials to travel to the US-Mexico border and brief him on the influx of children, a White House spokesman said on Thursday.
Biden’s administration is facing criticism from Democrats and activists who say unaccompanied migrant children and families are being held too long in detention centers instead of being released while their asylum applications are considered.
For their part, Republicans and immigration hawks complain that the willingness to let in more migrants while their asylum applications are being heard has encouraged more migration from Central America.
“President Biden has asked senior members of his team to travel to the border region in order to provide a full briefing to him on the government response to the influx of unaccompanied minors and an assessment of additional steps that can be taken to ensure the safety and care of these children,” White House spokesman Vedant Patel said.
The timing of the visit would remain confidential because of security and privacy concerns, Patel said.
US Border Patrol agents caught more than 4,500 migrants crossing the US-Mexico border on Wednesday, according to government figures shared with Reuters, a large single-day tally that comes amid growing fears that illegal entries could soar in the coming weeks.
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