The failure of a draft law on migration in the Senate has been met with mixed reactions, with former US President Donald Trump welcoming it. At a rally in South Carolina, Trump announced plans for massive deportations if he is re-elected. He stated that from day one he will support the entire open borders policy of the Biden administration and we will begin the largest national deportation operation in the history of the United States.
The legislative package worth $118 billion failed in the US Senate due to resistance from Republicans. The package included changes to immigration policy and a compromise negotiated between Democrats and Republicans that linked foreign aid to US border security. However, this package was rejected by Trump who intends to use border policy as a campaign issue in the upcoming presidential election.
Trump has openly opposed the reform package and put pressure on his fellow Republicans to let it fail. The upper house is now considering a package that completely decouples foreign aid from border policy, which is likely to face opposition from both Democrats and Republicans alike.