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Trump fumes over alien criminals during Texas border visit

Appearing alongside Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott, Trump offered praise for the state's own efforts to secure the border in the face of perceived federal apathy toward the situation, calling them "nothing less than incredible."

Published: February 29, 2024 4:38pm

Appearing in the town of Eagle Pass, Texas, on Thursday, former President Donald Trump fumed over the situation at the southern border and asserted that foreign nations were taking advantage of the security failures on the Mexican frontier to send their prison populations to the United States.

Eagle Pass has become a critical entry point for illegal aliens amid the unprecedented surge in crossings. 

"They're coming from jails and they're coming from prisons and they're coming from mental institutions... it's horrible," Trump said. "I know many of the leaders of these other countries that are doing it... they're emptying out [prisons] because they're dumping them into the United States. They're pouring into our country and they're bringing with them tremendous problems."

Trump further attributed much of the situation to President Joe Biden's reversal of his own policies and warned that the total number of illegal entrants to the U.S. "could be 15 million, could be 18 million by the time he gets out of office."

He then turned his attention to the victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens, highlighting recent criminal statistics, before turning to the recent murder of University of Georgia student Laken Riley.

"Joe Biden will never say Laken Riley's name. But we will say it," Trump declared. He further said that she was "barbarically attacked" and called her a "beautiful young women," before highlighting that the alleged murderer, Jose Antonio Ibarra, is a Venezuelan national who entered the U.S. illegally.

Appearing alongside Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott, Trump offered praise for the state's own efforts to secure the border in the face of perceived federal apathy toward the situation, calling them "nothing less than incredible."

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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