According to Press TV, Ron DeSantis said, “The catastrophe began with Biden dismantling Trump’s policies to stop the flow of illegal migrants across the southern border.”
“What Donald Trump did worked, it was working. I think from really top to bottom… Biden has failed on dealing with illegal immigration and rule of law,” the Republican governor stressed in an interview on Sunday.
Biden is accused of inciting a chaotic migrant rush on the US border with Mexico after he vowed to unwind many of the immigration policies of his predecessor Donald Trump when he assumed office in January.
The Biden administration announced measures to halt the construction of Trump’s border wall and to allow asylum seekers to live in the US rather in Mexico until their claims are considered.
The administration, however, opened detention centers, used by Trump, to lock up refugee children — a move the Democrat had criticized as former president’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
DeSantis also blasted the Biden administration for “no longer honoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers,” saying “you can’t just totally default on your responsibility to enforce the law under the Constitution.”
“Instead, under Biden’s administration, they’re no longer honoring these ICE detainers, they’re withdrawing the detainers so you have a criminal alien that is convicted, maybe they served five years in state prison for a serious felony, ICE is effectively releasing them back into our communities,” he continued, stressing that “some of those people will reoffend.”
Republicans ripped Biden for undoing Trump’s policies, saying he created the border chaos with a “naive immigration stance.”
US Congressman Tracey Mann expressed deep dismay last week at the situation of migrants, in particular unaccompanied children, at the US border, saying it is “nothing short of a heartbreak.”