Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is taking matters into his own hands to address the border crisis that Joe Biden does not seem to care about.
Fox L.A. reporter Bill Melugin tweeted on Tuesday that Texas officials have begun construction on fencing along the southern border to slow the border crisis and “cut the feds out of the equation.”
“I asked what a chain link fence is going to stop? Texas [Department of Public Safety] tells me the idea is to cut the feds out of the equation. No trespass signs allow them to arrest on local charges. Instead of calling Border Patrol, they will take migrants to jail for violating Texas law,” Melugin tweeted.
I asked what a chain link fence is going to stop? Texas DPS tells me the idea is to cut the feds out of the equation. No trespass signs allow them to arrest on local charges. Instead of calling Border Patrol, they will take migrants to jail for violating Texas law. @FoxNews
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 20, 2021
This comes after Abbott recently announced that Texas will be making a major financial investment in a border wall to combat the flow of illegal immigrants pouring into the state.
“The Biden Administration has abandoned its responsibilities to secure the border and Texans are suffering as a result,” Abbott said in a news release.
“The problems along the border are only getting worse due to President Biden’s inaction. Property is being destroyed, deadly drugs and illegal weapons are being smuggled into communities throughout the state, law enforcement is having to redirect their resources, and county judges and mayors are facing skyrocketing expenses,” he added.
“Texas is doing more than any state has ever done to protect the border, but it is clear that more is needed. In the Biden Administration’s absence, Texas is stepping up to get the job done by building the border wall. Through this comprehensive public safety effort, we will secure the border, slow the influx of unlawful immigrants, and restore order in our border communities.”
The Joe Biden border crisis is literally getting worse by the day.
Texas State Troopers made a stunning discovery this week when they stopped a semi-truck driver near Laredo, Texas, and found 105 illegal immigrants hiding in the trailer.
Reporter Bill Melugin posted an image of the scene to Twitter.
NEW: Texas State Troopers pulled over a semi truck near Laredo today that was crammed full of 105 migrants who were being smuggled into the United States. The driver, Michael Warren McCoy, was arrested for human smuggling and was booked into Webb County jail. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/Dumve76Nv4
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 19, 2021
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials announced on Friday that a whopping 188,829 illegal aliens crossed into America in June 2021, the most in any month for the past 21 years.
Since Biden took office, there have now been over 1 million crossings this yea, according to data from CBP.
And the crisis is only getting worse.
Below are the monthly totals of illegal border crossings dating back six months:
Former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Ron Vitiello is calling out Joe Biden for directly being involved in creating and allowing the border crisis to worsen by the day.
During an interview on “Fox & Friends,” Vitiello said the “root cause” of the border crisis is Biden’s decision to reverse several immigration policies enacted by Donald Trump.
“Working with Guatemala, working with the Northern Triangle on governance and anti-corruption activities, that’s all well and good, but that’s not going to stop the surge that’s occurring on the border right now,” Vitiello said.
“We’ve encouraged people to send or bring their children to the border and the root cause of the chaos is the reversal of the policies,” he continued.