Donald Trump called on Congress to address the historic border crisis during a rally in South Dakota this weekend, declaring, "the time for talk is over."
"We cannot wait until 2025 to begin stopping this horrible invasion. This is like a military invasion," Trump said, observing that the crisis is costing "hundreds of thousands" of American lives, between fentanyl and violent criminals.
As in 2016, Trump is once again making immigration a major focus of his presidential campaign, pledging to end birthright citizenship, finish the wall and deport illegal immigrants.
The issue is more salient than ever as record numbers of illegals, including many violent criminals, pour over the southern border with Biden's invitation. The crisis has put border communities, and "sanctuary cities" like New York and Chicago, under immense strain.
Indeed, Trump told the crowd in Rapid City that "flyover" country has become the envy of Americans living in liberal-run cities on the coasts, which have come to resemble Third World countries.
"Everybody admires you when they're looking down. They'd like to be here with you, because they know what's happening on the west coast and they know what's happening on the east coast and it's not pretty."
Trump lamented the preferential treatment that many illegals receive, noting that New York is sheltering them in luxury hotels.
"We take better care of these people, and many of them are criminals, than we take care of our veterans," Trump said.
Meanwhile, Trump called on Republicans to ban Biden from using any tax money to fund the release or resettlement of any further illegal aliens into the country.
"The time for talk is over, now is the time for action," Trump said.
He called for an end to the "vicious Biden border killings," pointing to the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl by an illegal immigrant who came over from Guatemala this year.
"This is an invasion and a destruction of our country. And [the media] don't want to show it. Because they want that crooked guy to be re-elected, if he makes it to the starting gate," Trump said.
Trump warned that Americans are "not going to have a country left" if Biden wins re-election, but he predicted that light is at the end of the tunnel.
"Together we're going to defeat Crooked Joe Biden, the most crooked president in history, the most incompetent president in history, we're going to take back the White House and we're going to make America great again."