Former President Donald Trump just made an alarming prediction.
In a statement released on Monday, Trump said that, given what is happening with the southern border crisis, America “will soon be considered a Third World Nation.”
“The United States will soon be considered a Third World Nation,” Trump wrote. “There has never been anything like what is happening at our Border. Millions of people have already poured in, but many more than that are coming!”
The past week saw a surge of illegal migrant crossings at the southern border. The surge has consisted of mostly Haitian migrants who have been heading for the international bridge in Del Rio, Texas.
The number of migrants camped under that bridge easily exceeded 10,000 over the weekend. There, they wait to be detained and processed by U.S. Border Patrol. The situation got so out of control that the Biden administration decided to shut down several border checkpoints in order to divert resources to the situation.
The Biden administration also started busing and flying migrants out of the country, and this appears to have helped. Once the word got around that the Biden administration was sending migrants back, many of the migrants began heading back home on their own.
The camp at the Del Rio bridge is now believed to be back under 10,000 migrants.
What caused the surge is unclear. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says that it is the result of a decision by the Biden administration to stop doing deportation flights back to Haiti.
The bigger picture
The recent incident at the international Del Rio bridge is a rather small part of the southern border crisis that has occurred under President Joe Biden’s watch.
As a presidential candidate, Biden promised to undo former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies upon taking office. This began the crisis, and it has only worsened since Biden took office and followed through on that promise.
July 2021 set a record for the most illegal border crossings in a month, which was about 212,000. August 2021 also saw over 200,000 illegal crossings. It is being predicted that by the end of 2021 the total number of border crossings for the year could exceed 2 million, which would put it in record-setting territory.
This is the backstory to Trump’s prediction that the U.S. could soon end up being considered a third-world county. The former president may just be right. Things are already out of hand and we have only had about 8 months of Biden: imagine what could happen by the end of his term.