President Joe Biden has effectively ended our nation’s border enforcement with disastrous results while border governors are filling the gap.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) spoke out about the Biden border crisis in a recent interview. He said that the Biden Administration’s approach has effectively shredded our nation’s border and immigration laws.
Abbott has been among the most effective governors in handling the wave of illegal immigrants swarming over the border.
Abbott, along with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has put the pressure back on the blue state politicians that caused this problem. DeSantis and Abbott have bussed and flown migrants to various locations, including New York City, Washington D.C. and even Martha’s Vineyard.
The Texas governor is fresh off of a significant win over former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and wants the border crisis solved.
Biden’s poor border policies are even worse than expected. They also were completely predictable. Cutting security at the border and weak immigration policies caused a massive surge of migrants from Mexico.
The matter of poor border security is especially troubling after the recent cartel violence in Mexico. The sharp increase in fighting between the Sinaloa Cartel and Mexican authorities made our southern neighbors’ nation into a bloody warzone.
#OperationLoneStar continues to disrupt cartel activity at our southern border.
We’ve made over 23K criminal arrests, seized over 356M deadly fentanyl doses, & bused over 16,600 migrants to sanctuary cities.
Texas is stepping up to secure our border.https://t.co/KCdJEP4cvu
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 20, 2023
Abbott said that he hopes that Republicans would be able to hold the Biden Administration accountable. With the GOP in charge of the House of Representatives, the Republicans have the power of investigations.
That being said, there are limits to the power of Republicans in Congress. With Democrats in charge of the Senate, the chance of getting through any major legislation to fix the border crisis is next to nil.
Even worse, even if there was some bill that made it through both chambers of Congress, there’s no way that President Biden would sign a common-sense immigration law into law.
This leaves much of the authority back to the states. It is up to figures such as Abbott and DeSantis to do what the federal government refuses to do.