Former U.S. President and Republican candidate for the 2024 elections, Donald Trump, has once again ignited controversy with his remarks on immigration. During campaign events in Michigan and Wisconsin, Trump attacked the Biden administration's immigration policies and border management, employing a dehumanizing rhetoric to describe undocumented immigrants.

Trump, speaking at rallies, reiterated his use of dehumanizing language towards undocumented immigrants, citing criminal cases involving suspects of illegal entry. He argued against the Democrats' plea to avoid dehumanizing language, asserting that these individuals are not humans but rather "animals."

The former President also revived the term "blood bath" to criticize Biden's lax border security measures, which he claimed have led to a "border bloodbath." He held Biden responsible for the issues at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump's campaign trail return marks his first public appearances after a hiatus due to legal challenges. His speech in Grand Rapids, Michigan, titled "Biden's Border Bloodbath," was delivered amidst a group of law enforcement officers. He claimed that other countries are sending their worst to the United States, including "prisoners, murderers, drug dealers, the mentally ill, and terrorists."

During a roughly 45-minute speech, Trump detailed several criminal cases involving undocumented suspects, using dehumanizing rhetoric to describe an undocumented immigrant from Venezuela accused of murdering a 22-year-old nursing student in Georgia.

His remarks at the rallies repeated controversial statements that have previously sparked widespread debate. In Green Bay, Wisconsin, Trump used similar descriptions and warned that the 2024 election might be America's "last fight." He claimed he would stop the "plundering, raping, killing, and destruction" targeting American suburbs, cities, and towns, but warned of violence and chaos if he did not win the election.

Trump's prediction of a "bloodbath" if he loses the November election added fuel to the fire, suggesting that it could be the country's last election if he's not victorious. Following backlash, Trump clarified on social media that his "bloodbath" comment was in reference to the auto industry, with his campaign spokesperson Carolyn Levitt explaining it as an economic devastation Biden's policies would bring to the auto industry and its workers.

The Trump campaign and its allies have redirected criticism towards Biden, insisting that his immigration policies are to blame for the "bloodbath." Michael Tyler, a communications director for the Biden campaign, criticized Trump's extreme rhetoric for inciting division, hatred, and violence in the country. Alissa Bradley, the Michigan public relations director for the Biden campaign, accused Trump of attempting to politicize tragedies to sow seeds of hate and division, covering up his failure to the people of Michigan.

This is not the first time Trump's remarks on immigration have sparked controversy. During his 2016 campaign, he referred to Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and has previously accused immigrants of "poisoning America's blood," drawing parallels to Hitler's concept of "blood contamination." Trump has also promised an unprecedented military deportation operation if elected.

The Washington Post noted that immigration is becoming a volatile issue in this year's presidential race, with Trump and Biden clashing over the recent surge in illegal immigration at a Texas border town, blaming each other for the situation. Michigan and Wisconsin, key battleground states, could play a crucial role in determining the outcome of the White House race, with closely contested races expected in both states, mirroring the tight margins from the 2020 elections.