(CNSNews.com) – President Joe Biden’s efforts to overturn former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies will result in an onslaught of illegal immigrants at the border “like you’ve never seen before,” Trump said Tuesday.
“My policies were working better than they have ever seen on the southern border. The wall is almost complete. We just had to fix little sections, complete little sections that had to be together. We needed them in order to get the trucks back and forth from side to side, but they have chosen to stop right in the middle,” Trump told “Fox News Primetime.”
“They could have it finished in a month, and it would be just magnificent. It already is magnificent when it’s done in the areas where it is totally completed, but just small sections are remaining, and they should finish it,” the former president said.
“They are destroying our country. People are coming in by the hundreds of thousands. Young children are coming in, and they leave their homes, and they come up, because they think it is going to be so wonderful, and frankly, our country can't handle it. It is a crisis like we have rarely had and certainly we’ve never had on the border, but it is going to get much worse,” he said.
“I mean what we are seeing is bad record numbers. It is going to get much, much worse. With a little bit of time, you will see those numbers expand at a level like you’ve never seen before,” Trump said.
When asked if there’s a way to reverse the damage done by the Biden administration, which rescinded Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy, which required migrants to apply for asylum in Mexico, Trump said he has “great respect” for Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
He’s a great gentleman. We had a very good relationship. They had 28,000 soldiers on our border while we were building the wall. They had 28,000 soldiers not allowing people to come into our country and they were also stopping them at their northern border by Honduras and El Salvador, Guatemala.
They were stopping them so they want to come through Mexico, and we had it really down to a good system, and as the wall was finished, they could remove soldiers, but they still have the same 28,000 and we had a great relationship.
They understood that I was playing with tariffs if they didn’t do that, but we never had to do that to Mexico because the relationship that we developed was very, very good, very close, and we stopped what was coming into Mexico at their northern border. They stopped that, and they stopped it at our southern border. So we had very few people coming in, and we also stopped human trafficking.
When I say stopped it, made a tremendous dent like was never done before and also drug trafficking. So we did a lot of things, and all of that has now eroded. Today, they’re coming in. You take a look. They are coming in from foreign countries. I see they’re coming in from Yemen. They’re coming in from the Middle East. They are coming in from everywhere. They’re dropping them off, and they’re pouring into our country. It’s a disgrace. They’re going to destroy our country if they don't do something about it.