Former U.S. President Donald Trump intends to visit the border with Mexico in the next couple of weeks amid the migration crisis unfolding in the United States. He said this on Saturday, March 27, in a telephone conversation with reporters on Fox News television.
According to Trump, he was asked to come by Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. At the same time, the former president admitted that, in some ways, he feels it is his duty to them. According to the former U.S. leader, “They are great people, they do a great job, which is impossible right now,” and added that the sheer number of migrants arriving now will eventually “destroy our country.” In addition, Trump noted, huge amounts of drugs from Mexico are also headed to the U.S.
“In the next couple of weeks, probably in the next couple of weeks. I don’t think there’s any rush in my departure,” he said, commenting on the possible timing of a trip to the border with Mexico.
The former president also stressed that the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico, which began during his presidency, would now be finished if U.S. President Joe Biden had not ordered a halt to the project.
On March 25, Biden instructed Vice President Kamala Harris to negotiate on migration. The vice president will work with other governments. Harris will first discuss the problem with Mexican authorities. Talks will be held with diplomats in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
March 5 Reuters reported that nearly 100 thousand migrants in February were detained by U.S. border guards at the border with Mexico. It is noted that this is the highest number of arrests in February since 2006.