Former US President Donald Trump celebrated the failure of a draft law on migration in the Senate and announced plans for massive deportations if he were to be re-elected. At a rally in South Carolina, Trump stated that he would support the open borders policy of the Biden administration and initiate the largest national deportation operation in US history. He emphasized that there was no other choice and called the rejection of the legislative package a great victory for conservatives.
The legislative package, worth $118 billion, failed in the Senate due to resistance from Republicans. The package included changes to immigration policy and linked foreign aid to US border security. The rejection of the package by Republicans was attributed to Trump’s opposition to the reform and his intention to use border policy as a campaign issue in the upcoming presidential election in November.
Trump openly positioned himself against the reform package and pressured his fellow Republicans to let it fail, as he seeks to reclaim the White House in the upcoming election. The Senate is now considering a package that completely decouples foreign aid from border policy.