Sunday, June 13, 2021

Texas isn't waiting for Biden to Act: Gov. Greg Abbott Says Texas Will Build A Wall Because Biden’s Border Crisis ‘Is No Laughing Matter’; Abbott is also Going to Start Jailing Border Crossers in Texas, and related stories

Gov. Greg Abbott Says Texas Will Build A Wall Because Biden’s Border Crisis ‘Is No Laughing Matter’:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowed that his state would begin constructing a border wall to curb President Joe Biden’s raging border crisis and surges in illegal contraband.
Abbott made the announcement during a Border Security Summit on Thursday in Del Rio, where he addressed state law enforcement, landowners, and elected officials and promised to take action.
“Contrary to the way some people have acted, the border crisis is no laughing matter,” Abbott said, taking a shot at border lead Vice President Kamala Harris, who continues to shrug off visiting the border and instead claims she is evaluating the “root causes” of migration. “This is something that also is not a tourism site for members of Congress to make an annual pilgrimage to and see the border, then go back and do absolutely nothing at the federal government level to solve the crisis.”
He pledged the state will continue arresting illegal aliens and would pour billions of dollars into upping border security. The Republican governor also said he will establish a Task Force on Border and Homeland Security to brainstorm ways to halt smuggling and the rising number of crossings and drug seizures. --->READ MORE HERE
Gov. Greg Abbott: We’re Going to Start Jailing Border Crossers in Texas:
As Texas border counties struggle to contain the overwhelming surge of illegal immigrants, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced his administration is putting a stop to it through a disaster declaration: “We’re going to start arresting.”
“I don’t think this has ever happened before where a disaster declaration was made for border counties because of the influx of people coming across the border,” Abbott said on Fox News Wednesday. “But I did because we are about to change the way that Texas addresses the challenges on the border, and we are going to start by helping these 34 counties respond by increasing arrests. We’ve got a new game in the state of Texas that’s going to begin next week, and that’s we’re going to start arresting.”
Abbott’s declaration is five pages and comes about two months after the governor launched Operation Lone Star to direct the Texas Department of Public Safety “to combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas.”
The Tuesday order instructs the government to follow state and federal laws and take required steps in order to stop Texas from continuing the licensing of migrant facilities that are under contract with the Biden administration. Thousands of migrants are being held in Texas, with one facility in El Paso having more than 4,500 kids as of late May. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Texas will build its own border barriers, governor says: ‘We have to step up and do more’

Governor Abbott Announces Plan for Texas to Build Its Own Border Wall

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