Someone has to clean up Biden’s mess. Who better than the Governor of Texas Greg Abbott?
Gov. Abbott recently ordered the National Guard to help local law enforcement with arresting migrants who break state laws amid the current border crisis.
In a letter to the Texas National Guard, Gov. Abbott requested more manpower to patrol the US-Mexico border amid a major crisis created by Biden and his administration.
“To respond to this disaster and secure the rule of law at our Southern border, more manpower is needed,” Abbot wrote
“I hereby order that the Texas National Guard assist DPS in enforcing Texas law by arresting lawbreakers at the border.”
The move is Abbott’s latest in his attempts to control what he has declared a state disaster in several border counties due to the Biden administration’s failure to stop the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that 188,829 migrants attempted to cross the border in June.
Abbott last month declared a state disaster and ordered DPS to start arresting migrants on state offenses and holding them in state jails.
Local officials in some Texas counties said the increase in migrants has stretched their scarce resources, the Tribune reported, and a presence of drug and human smugglers has overwhelmed their small law enforcement departments.
During an interview late last week, Abbott said Texas isn’t “playing games anymore” at the southern border, and is using its own resources to curb the entry of migrants there.
As of Monday, 30 immigrants arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass were being held at the Briscoe Unit in Dilley, a state prison being converted into a jail to hold arrested immigrants.
The governor, who joined former President Donald Trump on a visit to the border, has pledged to build a state-funded border wall to slow migration.
Author: Asa McCue