The media may not be talking about it much, but the crisis at the southern border is still happeneing.
Waves of illegal border crossers are entering the U.S. on a daily basis and Joe Biden is doing nothing about it.
Now Texas Governor Greg Abbott is taking matters into his own hands.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Greg Abbott directs Texas police and military to return illegal immigrants to border
The Republican governor of Texas directed state military and police forces to arrest and transport back to the southern border any person suspected of illegally entering the United States from Mexico.
Gov. Greg Abbott, who is seeking a third term in November, authorized Texas National Guard soldiers and Texas Department of Public Safety officers on Thursday afternoon to take custody of illegal immigrants encountered between the ports of entry and “return those illegal immigrants to the border at a port of entry,” his new executive order states. The order suggests that Texas authorities will not enter Mexico.
Abbott said he chose to act suddenly after 5,000 noncitizens were apprehended illegally crossing into Texas from Mexico over the holiday 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.
Can anyone blame Abbott for taking action? What was he supposed to do?
BREAKING: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has just authorized the state National Guard and state troopers to APPREHEND AND RETURN to the border anyone encountered after illegally crossing from Mexico.
First time a state has ever done this.
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) July 7, 2022
I issued an Executive Order authorizing the Texas National Guard & Texas Dept. of Public Safety to return illegal immigrants to the border.
Cartels have become emboldened by Biden's open border policies.
Texas is taking unprecedented action to STOP this criminal enterprise. pic.twitter.com/ag08ACYP3Y
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) July 7, 2022
Abbott is looking out for the people of Texas and trying to protect the border.
Someone has to do it.