In an appearance on Fox News’ Justice with Judge JeanineTrump, who currently works as a contributor for the network, called Biden’s response to the border “shameful.”
“I don’t know what to say to the people who live on the southern border. I guess they better arm themselves, have weapons and be ready, and maybe they will have to start taking matters into their own hands, ”she said. “It should never happen. These people should never make this dangerous trip here. “
Several users, including Russell Foster, who ran in 2020 to represent Texas’ 4th Congressional District, immediately criticized his comments. ” It’s dangerous. The former president’s daughter-in-law calls on people to shoot immigrants. It’s worse after several mass shootings over the past few days in Texas and elsewhere. This could lead to an increase in hate crimes across the country, ”Foster tweeted.
US Customs and Border Protection reported meeting 178,000 migrants in April, an increase of about 5,000 from the previous month. So far this year, the agency has reported 749,600 encounters. The agency reported a total of 458,088 encounters in 2020.
Conservatives have regularly attacked the Biden administration for its alleged failure to curb the flow of migrants to the United States from Central America.
Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott announced plans to build a border wall at a press conference in Del Rio on Thursday, despite Biden’s decision to stop all border wall construction.
“President Biden’s open border policies have led to a humanitarian crisis on our southern border as record levels of illegal immigrants, drugs and smuggling pour into Texas,” Abbott said. “While securing the border is the responsibility of the federal government, Texas will not stand idly by as this crisis worsens. “On Friday, the Biden administration announced that approximately $ 2 billion in funding for Trump’s border wall would be returned to the Pentagon. “Building a massive wall that spans the entire southern border and costs US taxpayers billions of dollars is not a serious political solution or a responsible use of federal funds,” the Office of Management and Budget said in a press release.
Biden appointed Vice President Kamala Harris to lead his administration’s response to immigration issues at the border in late March. However, the administration has made it clear that Harris will take on a diplomatic role rather than a managerial one.
News week has contacted the White House for comment. This story will be updated with any response.