Thomas Gallatin / March 9, 2021

Texas Responds to Growing Border Crisis

And as the number of illegals flowing over the border continues to rise, Trump blasts Biden for creating another crisis.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday announced the launch of Operation Lone Star, an effort combining the Texas Department of Public Safety and the National Guard “to combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas.”

Making clear who was responsible for the escalating border crisis, Abbott stated, “The crisis at our southern border continues to escalate because of Biden Administration policies that refuse to secure the border and invite illegal immigration. Texas supports legal immigration but will not be an accomplice to the open border policies that cause, rather than prevent, a humanitarian crisis in our state and endanger the lives of Texans. We will surge the resources and law enforcement personnel needed to confront this crisis.”

But it’s not just Republicans who recognize the current tenuous situation at America’s southern border. Democrat Representative Henry Cuellar (TX) weighed in last week, stating, “We are weeks, maybe even days, away from a crisis on the southern border. Inaction is simply not an option. Our country is currently unprepared to handle a surge in migrants in the middle of the pandemic.” He added, “Migrants are illegally crossing, potentially exposing border communities to the coronavirus and putting us at risk. Right now, none of the migrants are being tested for COVID-19 by Border Patrol. As a border representative, I will continue to fight in Washington for my community to ensure they have the necessary funding and resources to properly care for these migrants and to keep American families safe. I urge the Biden administration to listen and work with the communities on the southern border who are dealing with the surge of migrants.”

Just how bad is the border crisis? According to Arizona’s Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, the border’s “wide open” and there’s “chaos going on the border based on these [Biden] administrative decisions.” He added, “[There were] 141 countries breached [on] our southwest border in the first nine months, over 1,000 gang member members, 822 assaults on agents, 271 deaths on our border. This is a crime scene.”

This is the predictable result from rolling back the effective policies the Trump administration put in place to stem the crisis.

Speaking of Donald Trump, the former president laid into Biden on Friday as he observed that the border is “now totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership of Joe Biden.” Trump asserted, “The spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers. When I left office, we had achieved the most secure border in our country’s history. Under Biden, it will soon be worse, more dangerous, and more out of control than ever before. He has violated his oath of office to uphold our Constitution and enforce our laws.”

Trump also stumped for restarting construction on the border wall, which Biden infamously ended on his first day in office. “Despite being delayed by years of litigation and politics by the Democrats, the wall is almost finished and can be quickly completed. Doing so will save thousands of lives. The Biden Administration must act immediately to end the border nightmare that they have unleashed onto our Nation.”

Unfortunately, there’s not much chance of that.

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