Former US President and presidential hopeful Donald Trump celebrated the collapse of the bipartisan bill aimed at addressing the immigration crisis on the Mexico-US border. Speaking at a rally in South Carolina, Trump hailed the defeat of the bill as a win for conservatives, stating they had “crushed” President Joe Biden’s “disastrous open borders bill.”
The withdrawal of the bipartisan bill underscored Trump’s strong influence over the Republican Party, thwarting Biden’s attempts to tackle the immigration issue. During the rally, Trump expressed his determination to reverse the Biden administration’s “open borders” policies if re-elected.
Emphatically, Trump announced his commitment to launch a “massive deportation operation” on his first day back in office, highlighting immigration as a top concern. Under pressure from Trump, Republican lawmakers appear reluctant to support any border reform until the November elections.
The border bill, which included aid for Ukraine and Israel, was rejected by Republicans in the Senate. The upper chamber is now considering a $95 billion foreign aid package that excludes the border issue, focusing on supporting Israel in its conflict with Hamas, backing Taiwan, and providing substantial aid to Ukraine.