Sunday, August 1, 2021

Gov. Abbott: Texas Is 'Not Playing Games Anymore,' Introduces New Plan for Those Illegally Crossing the Border; Authorizes National Guard to help make arrests at border; Clamps Down on Migrant Transports to Stop COVID-19 Spread, and related stories

Gov. Abbott: Texas Is 'Not Playing Games Anymore,' Introduces New Plan for Those Illegally Crossing the Border:
Anyone planning to cross the border illegally into Texas could soon have second thoughts — and plenty of time behind bars to think them over, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Sunday.
During an appearance on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Abbott criticized the Biden administration for letting border safety deteriorate.
“First of all, I will tell you, listen, this is the — one of the most reprehensible actions by the Biden administration. First, if you recall, under the Trump administration, they pretty much had cross-border illegal immigration shut down,” Abbott told host Maria Bartiromo.
Then came Biden.
“All that Biden had to do was to continue the Trump policies, and we would have no problem on the border whatsoever. But now it’s getting worse because Biden is opening the floodgates for people who are coming from countries where there’s an extremely low vaccination rate, and there’s an extremely high number of people coming across the border who do have COVID,” he said. --->READ MORE HERE
AP Photo/Eric Gay
Texas authorizes National Guard to help make arrests at border:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a letter Tuesday ordering National Guard troops deployed to the border to help state police make arrests to combat the surge of illegal immigrants.
The move is the most aggressive one yet by the Republican governor, who has become the chief opponent of President Biden’s border policies.
Texas law includes several charges that can be brought related to migrant smuggling, and the governor said there is so much lawlessness right now that the state’s Department of Public Safety needs help. That’s where the guard troops come in. --->READ MORE HERE
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