Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Democrats and Republicans Tell Biden From the Border: 'Solve this problem before it gets worse'; Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration in Response to Border Crisis, and related stories

Democrats and Republicans tell Biden from the border: 'Solve this problem before it gets worse':
Democrats and Republicans from southern border states called on the Biden administration to adapt their proposals for quickly handling asylum claims and preventing migrants from being released into the U.S. interior as the migration crisis continues to worsen.
The bicameral group of lawmakers, Sens. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, and Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona Democrat, as well as Texas Reps. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat, and Tony Gonzales, a Republican, gathered at the international bridge between Reynosa, Mexico, and Hidalgo, Texas, Wednesday, calling the White House to do more amid Republicans' criticism that Vice President Kamala Harris is failing to stem the rising flow of migrants.
“There's plenty of people doing nothing, right? The next easiest thing to do is to blame somebody else, and there's plenty of people blaming somebody else,” Gonzales said. “I would argue one of the most difficult things to do is to roll up your sleeves, go to work, and try to find solutions to the problem. ... It doesn't matter whose fault it is. What matters is we have to solve this problem before it gets worse.” --->READ MORE HERE
Abbott issues disaster declaration in response to border crisis:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration in response to several hundred thousand immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through Texas since President Joe Biden’s border policies began in January.
The five-page order comes roughly two months after Abbott initiated Operation Lonestar on March 6, directing the Texas Department of Public Safety to protect Texans from increased crime being committed by immigrants.
Abbott’s order directs DPS to enforce all federal and state criminal laws, including criminal trespassing, smuggling and human trafficking. The legislature just passed a biennial budget, which allocates an additional $1 billion to fund DPS border security efforts.
Abbott’s order also directs the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to take all necessary steps to discontinue state licensure of any childcare facility under a contract with the federal government that shelters or detains unlawful immigrants.
Additionally, Abbott directed the Texas Commission on Jail Standards and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement to work with Texas counties to provide appropriate guidance and request any necessary waivers in order to give counties the flexibility needed to establish adequate alternative detention facilities or otherwise add or expand capacity. He also directed these agencies to streamline procedures for licensing and transfers, and to address any staffing issues that may arise in expanding capacity. --->READ MORE HERE
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