Biden's campaign criticizes Trump and Republicans ahead of the conservative convention


The electoral campaign of U.S. President Joe Biden launched a message against Republican Donald Trump on Saturday, ahead of his speech at the major U.S. right-wing CPAC convention, stating that "Trump's party doesn't give a damn about Latinos."

In a statement sent to EFE, Biden's campaign director of Hispanic media, Maca Casado, criticized Trump's immigration proposals, the favorite to be the Republican candidate in the upcoming November elections, who has adopted anti-immigrant rhetoric in his campaign rallies.

Trump has gone so far as to claim that migrants "poison" the country's blood and has outlined plans ranging from mass deportations to the construction of giant detention centers to send irregular migrants in the United States.

Moreover, he has not ruled out separating migrant families at the border again, as he did during his term.

"Just a few days ago, we learned of Donald Trump's plan to separate more families, deploy combat soldiers to build massive detention camps, and apprehend migrants as if they were cattle... And does he still think he can appeal to the Latino vote with a futile attempt at CPAC?" questioned Casado in her statement.

The spokesperson pointed out that the former president, who governed from 2017 to 2021, has "constantly demonized and criminalized Latinos for his political benefit."

"Trump used his time in the presidency to attack and disdain the Latino community over and over again, repeating phrases from dictators and authoritarian leaders like a parrot... and he has even said, on multiple occasions, that immigrants are poisoning the country's blood," added Casado, who was born in Venezuela.

Next, the spokesperson stated that the Hispanic community knows the truth: "Trump's party doesn't give a damn about Latinos."

Trump is scheduled to speak on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. local time at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a mega-event that brings together politicians and activists from the far-right and is held at the National Harbor in Maryland, just outside Washington D.C.

It is expected that during his speech, he will reiterate his plans to execute what he has described as the "largest deportation operation" in U.S. history.

Trump has made it clear that he plans to invoke a series of laws passed by Congress in 1789, known as the Alien and Sedition Acts, which allow the government to arrest and deport "foreign men from an enemy nation" in the event of war.

These laws could evoke scenes like those experienced in the United States in the 1950s, when around 1.3 million undocumented Mexican migrants were expelled under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in what was the largest deportation operation in the country's history.