Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday issued an executive order that helps law enforcement return illegals to the border. This directly defies Biden’s free-for-all plan but the Governor had to do something, he says “Biden refuses to do his job!”.
Abbott’s order allows the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to capture illegals and drag them back to the border.
Unfortunately, without Biden’s support, Abbott’s task force will not be able to take the illegals into Mexico but it will clear them out of the cities and towns.
It comes at a time of historic migrant encounters at the border. There were more than 239,000 migrant encounters in May alone, and Abbott said that there were 5,000 migrant apprehensions in Texas alone over Independence Day weekend.
“While President Biden refuses to do his job and enforce the immigration laws enacted by Congress, the State of Texas is once again stepping up and taking unprecedented action to protect Americans and secure our southern border,” Abbott said in a statement. “The cartels have become emboldened and enriched by President Biden’s open border policies, smuggling in record numbers of people, weapons, and deadly drugs like fentanyl.”
“I have authorized the Texas National Guard and Texas Department of Public Safety to begin returning illegal immigrants to the border to stop this criminal enterprise endangering our communities,” Abbott said. “As the challenges on the border continue to increase, Texas will continue to take action to address those challenges caused by the Biden Administration.”
The Biden administration is only now starting to take some notice and laid focus on helping the deep blue state of California.
Meanwhile, states like Texas have had a steady stream of illegals since Biden took office. The problem has really gotten worse over the last few months.
According to an April filing in Texas v. Biden, CBP encountered 221,303 illegal migrants at the Southwest border last month, bringing total encounters there to just fewer than 1.06 million for just the first half of FY 2022. Worse, DHS released more than 80,000 of those migrants into the interior last month, raising the total number of migrant illegal releases under the Biden administration to 836,225.
While it seems the White House doesn’t have a plan to stem the surge of aliens crossing the border illegally, the truth may be much more complicated.