Amid immigration crisis, Gov. Abbott says Texas will build border wall

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said that he will soon build a border wall along the state’s southern border to address the immigration crisis.
  • Abbott denounced President Joe Biden’s reversal of former President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” immigrant policy.
  • The migrant encounters in Texas remarkably ballooned as Biden re-opened the border.

In a bid to address the current immigration crisis, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX.) announced on Thursday that he would soon reveal the plan to build a border wall across the state’s shared border with Mexico.

“The ability to arrest will be enhanced by building border barriers. Some of these border barriers will be built immediately, and whenever anybody tries to modify, attempt, or get through any of these border barriers, that in itself is a crime for which they can be arrested,” he said. “But, on top of that, I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall.”

The governor did not give any information about the commencement and the timeline of the construction. He said, though, that state lawmakers approved a measure that would include an allocation of $1 billion for border security matters. He also revealed that a task force was assembled to take on the ongoing crisis concerning immigration.

Abbott is one of the staunch critics of President Joe Biden’s immigration policy. In his first day in office, Biden flipped over former President Donald Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols, which was also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy.

The GOP governor was attributing the migration surge to the Democrat president.

“These challenges that we’re talking about are a direct result of the open border policies in place right now,” Abbott said. “Look at the numbers to see it.”

Abbott made a disaster declaration earlier this month so he could obtain additional funds for the counties’ situation on the border. Back then, he said that Biden’s policies “have paved the way for dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers, and deadly drugs like fentanyl to pour into our communities.”

According to the Customs and Border Protection, there were over 180,000 migrant encounters at the Texas-Mexico border in May, significantly higher than the 23,000 encounters within the same period last year.

Source: FOX News

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3 thoughts on “Amid immigration crisis, Gov. Abbott says Texas will build border wall

  1. who has to pay? Is he using Federal funds? I hope not us taxpayers.
    Trump sure let Texas down …all the other states got walls

    1. President Trump had contracts in place that were approved through Congress. Joe Biden broke the law when he cancelled those contracts without Congressional approval and I would imagine the companies have taken him to court over it, but unfortunately all work had to be stopped. This is not President Trump’s fault, he got more done than any other President would have under the circumstances he was governing under. The entire border mess is the Biden Administration’s fault (I would blame it on Biden but we all know he is not competent to take a walk by himself, so we know he is not actually governing). I Senators and VP Pence who would not challenge the election are proud of themselves. Pence is fooling himself if he honestly thinks he can win the Presidency. He let all of America down and we are all suffering for it!

  2. Thank You! Governor Abbott for your vision and picking up where President Biden left The U. S. in a ditch. Biden reversed President’s Trumps border policies and immediate chaos began at the border. Texas needs a border between Mexico and itself. GOD BLESS you for doing what’s right for Texas and the rest of the country, in keeping us all safer. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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