Former President Donald Trump on Monday said that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is “incompetent” in his management of the US-Mexico border crisis, warning the Biden administration will eventually become overwhelmed by the surge of illegals.
“He’s incompetent and just mark my words, take a look at what’s going to happen over the next fairly long period of time because they might not be capable of stopping it,” Trump said in an interview with Newsmax.
“You take a look even now you take a look at the thousands of people that are pouring up from South America, Latin America, pouring up into our country, and they don’t even stop them, they just let them walk right in. They’ve totally lost control of the southern border. We had it under total control.”
Border officials apprehended more than 100,000 people along the US-Mexico border in February, a 28 percent jump from January. And the number is expected to rise further in March.
Trump trashed the Biden administration’s performance on the border crisis in a separate interview Monday morning on Fox News.
“They’re going to be flowing in by the millions — already started very substantially. Nobody’s ever seen it. As bad as it is now, it’s really good compared to what it will be in a few months,” Trump predicted.
The Biden administration has allowed all unaccompanied children who illegally cross the US-Mexico border to stay at least temporarily in the country, but is saying it expels single adults and some families under a Trump-era COVID-19 policy