The Senate has rejected an $118 billion legislative package on immigration due to opposition from Republicans. The package, which included changes to immigration policy and a compromise between Democrats and Republicans that linked foreign aid to US border security, was seen as a victory by conservatives. However, former US President Donald Trump has publicly welcomed the failure of the bill and announced plans for massive deportations if he is re-elected.
At a rally in South Carolina, Trump declared that he will support the entire open borders policy of the Biden administration and begin the largest national deportation operation in US history. He emphasized that there is no other choice and called the rejection of the legislative package a great victory for conservatives.
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.