In a rally in South Carolina, former US President Donald Trump announced his plans for massive deportations if he were to be re-elected. He stated that he would support the open borders policy of the Biden administration and initiate the largest national deportation operation in US history. Trump emphasized that there was no other choice and called the rejection of the legislative package a great victory for conservatives.
The $118 billion legislative package, which aimed to reform immigration policy and link foreign aid to US border security, failed in the Senate due to resistance from Republicans. Trump’s opposition to the reform was attributed to his intention to use border policy as a campaign issue in the upcoming presidential election in November.
Trump openly positioned himself against the reform package and pressured his fellow Republicans to let it fail, as he seeks to reclaim the White House in the upcoming election. The Senate is now considering a package that completely decouples foreign aid from border policy.