Former President Donald Trump took center stage at a rally in Las Vegas, where he voiced strong opposition to President Joe Biden’s approach to border security and immigration. The rally came on the heels of Biden’s announcement of plans to “shut down the border” once a bipartisan immigration deal receives approval from Congress. Trump, however, contested the effectiveness of the proposed bill, which Biden presented as a comprehensive reform for border security.
Trump argued that rather than addressing the core issues of illegal immigration, the bipartisan border bill would exacerbate the ongoing migrant crisis and perpetuate what he referred to as the “invasion of America.” During his impassioned address, Trump criticized the bill for sending billions of dollars to other countries, including Ukraine, while purportedly failing to provide a robust solution to the challenges at the U.S. border.
Expressing dissatisfaction with the proposed legislation, Trump emphasized the need for a strong and effective border security bill. He aimed the Senate, characterizing the considered bill as “very bad” and asserting that it does not align with the goals of halting illegal immigration.
Trump’s remarks at the Las Vegas rally echoed his established stance on immigration policies and border security, signaling his ongoing commitment to a tough approach to these issues. The rally served as a platform for the former president to articulate his skepticism towards bipartisan solutions advocated by the current administration and to garner support from his political base.
The clash of opinions between Trump and Biden on border security highlights the continued polarization and debate surrounding immigration policies in the United States. As the former president remains a prominent voice within the political landscape, his critique adds fuel to the ongoing discourse over how the nation should address its border challenges.
“WHAT’S BEEN NEGOTIATED WOULD — IF PASSED INTO LAW — BE THE TOUGHEST AND FAIREST SET OF REFORMS TO SECURE THE BORDER WE’VE EVER HAD IN OUR COUNTRY,” THE PRESIDENT SAID. “IT WOULD GIVE ME, AS PRESIDENT, A NEW EMERGENCY AUTHORITY TO SHUT DOWN THE BORDER WHEN IT BECOMES OVERWHELMED. AND IF GIVEN THAT AUTHORITY, I WOULD USE IT THE DAY I SIGN THE BILL INTO LAW.”
SPEAKING TO A LAS VEGAS AUDIENCE, TRUMP ARGUED THAT THE BILL WOULD MAKE THE MIGRANT CRISIS WORSE.
“THE SO-CALLED BORDER SECURITY DEAL BIDEN IS GUSHING OUT AND PUSHING OUT IS NOT DESIGNED TO STOP ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION,” THE REPUBLICAN CLAIMED. “IT’S DESIGNED TO CONTINUE THE INVASION OF AMERICA WHILE SENDING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO UKRAINE AND OTHER COUNTRIES.”
“[THE SENATE WAS] GETTING READY TO PASS A VERY BAD BILL AND I’LL TELL YOU WHAT. I’D RATHER HAVE NO BILL THAN A BAD BILL,” THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE ADDED. “AND THAT’S WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE HOUSE…[HOUSE SPEAKER MIKE JOHNSON] SAID IT’S DEAD ON ARRIVAL IN THE HOUSE. WE WANT EITHER A STRONG BILL OR NO BILL.”