Donald Trump intensifies his focus on immigration, planning a border visit with Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Recent heightened rhetoric includes labeling undocumented migrants as a threat, and Texas passing a bill criminalizing entry without papers.
Critics argue the bill empowers potential abuse by allowing arrests based on suspicion. Abbott pledges to sign the bill, and Trump’s campaign hints at a robust crackdown with detention camps and mass deportations if re-elected.
Both Trump and Abbott hold Biden responsible for the migrant crisis. Biden’s handling of the situation may impact the 2024 election. The recent meeting between Biden and Mexican President Lopez Obrador addressed cooperation on the crisis, but Lopez Obrador criticized Texas’s border bill for potential family separation and discrimination.
Rights groups, including the ACLU, strongly oppose the bill, considering it one of the most radical anti-immigrant measures.