(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Friday, former President Donald Trump talked about the large increase in the illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border after the expiration of Title 42, a public health order that he had first introduced at the start of the pandemic.
Trump posted on his social media platform, Truth Social, an 11-second video in which he talked about the influx of immigrants, which he referred to as an “invasion.” He proceeded to state that this surge was “unprecedented” and that this had not happened anywhere in the world before.
This was not the only reference Trump made to the Southern border crisis in the past week. During his town hall with CNN on Wednesday night he referred to the situation on the border stating that there were millions of people coming in, many of whom are being released from prisons and mental health institutions. He added that the Biden administration was not “getting rid of Title 42” which allowed for the quick expulsion of immigrants without having to go through the asylum process.
Sen. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., in an interview with Newsmax also warned that the end of Title 42 could bring bid national security risks to the United States, adding that while Title 42 did not completely stop immigration, it allowed officials to apprehend single males and hold them for days until they discovered who they were. Mullins pointed out that because of Title 42, they have caught 83 known terrorists and have apprehended in the last 12 months more than 160 people on the U.S. terrorist watch list.
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