"I've never been more worried than I am now about the world at large," the Republican senator said.
Abbott has also failed to mention that Trump publicly vowed to add the drug cartels to the foreign terror list but ultimately backed down.
"I think, ultimately, the United States is making a terrible mistake by thinking that the answer for our country lies in trying to fix other countries...the answer is much closer to home. I don't see how we can't get our own employers to stop hiring people illegally."
Enhancing law enforcement presence in Central America could push migrants into dangerous terrains, one immigration advocate warned.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended nearly 172,000 people last month—the highest number in at least 15 years.
Immigrants do not arrive at our borders wishing to abuse our welfare system, scam Social Security, or establish drug cartels.
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Humanitarian support group Al Otro Lado criticized the action by U.S. Border Patrol guards to send the woman and her husband back as "a dereliction of duty."
Videos shared on social media showed 36-year-old Victoria Esperanza Salazar Arriaza under the knee of a police officer in Tulum, Mexico. She later died from injuries sustained.
Less than 180 miles from Cancun's spectacular beaches lies a mysterious dark cave home to a species of blind, deaf snakes that feed mainly on flying bats.
The girl died last week after attempting to cross the Rio Grande River alongside family, according to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
The two sheriffs aren't the only local officials feeling the pressure from immigration authorities as holding facilities become overcrowded.
A woman reportedly died after falling from a fourth-floor room. She was believed to have been the mother of a student from one of three schools taking part in the trip.
Migrant deaths in the state reached a seven-year high last year, which critics of the former president said were linked to stricter border policies as well as harsh weather and COVID restrictions.
An estimated 40 percent of the migrants at the camp, located just south of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, are children according to a Tijuana social agency.
Mayor John Giles of Mesa praised the president's response to the border crisis and ongoing pandemic, while describing some fellow Republicans in Washington as "diehard partisan."
"Let's tie the aid to actually dealing with the corruption and make sure that there is transparency," the Ohio Republican said.
"These workers literally dropped their hammers and were immediately unemployed," Kilmeade said. "A wall we paid for!"
The immigration camp, which is located in Midland, Texas, was opened by President Joe Biden's administration to temporarily house unaccompanied children that have crossed the U.S. border.
Only 41 percent of Americans support Biden's immigration record amid a growing surge of immigration attempts at the Southern U.S. border.
The surge has already reached a 20-year high, and is expected to get even worse throughout the month of March.
The White House has faced substantial criticism from Republicans who have argued that the president created a "crisis."
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said earlier this month that many migrants are flooding the border now that Biden has taken office.
"We are expelling most single adults and families," Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said.
Firebrand Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene is planning to introduce what she called the "Protect America First Act," to secure the southern border.
Mexico was once a major supplier of marijuana into Texas, but smugglers from Colorado, California and Oregon have begun bringing their states' legalized cannabis into the Lone Star State.
The South Carolina senator told Fox News anchor Sean Hannity that border problems could be exploited by terrorists.
President Biden looks to undo former President Donald Trump's immigration policies and be more welcoming to migrants.
As many as two flights will arrive in the western Texas city on a daily basis, each plane carrying up to 135 migrants. Roughly 270 migrants arrived on Monday, including some young children.
Two men, both aged around 20, were attacked after arriving in Mexico for work arranged by someone in Poland.