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Last week, I formally invited the mayors of New York City and Washington, D.C., to the southern Texas border totalk about what Washington Mayor Muriel Bowserrecently described as a humanitarian crisis. I saw it first hand. She stressed that the immigration flow to her city is "a federal issue that requires a federal response." Finally, a valid piece of information from Washington, D.C. officials.
President Joe Biden's irresponsible open-border policy has directed record numbers of illegal immigrantsand cross-border criminal activity directly into communities in Texas and across the country.
As Governor of the Southern Border State, I have contributed an unprecedented amount of state resources, including more than $3 billion over the past 18 months, to the Texas State Guard, Texas State Guard. I had to deploy to the police. Public safety and local partners to help address the president's national security failures and keep Texans safe.
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Due to the government's ill-advised disregard for the southern border in response to Biden, I will work with these state agencies in March 2021 to create a public policy to protect Texans in our communities. Operation Lone Star has begun. Thousands of deployed police and security personnel utilize air, ground, and tactical border assets to combat Mexican drug cartels and other criminals who smuggle drugs and people into the United States. increase.
As of late July, the mission had arrested 290,000 immigrants and seized approximately 326 million lethal doses of fentanyl. That's enough to kill nearly every American. With Texas bearing the brunt of the president's catastrophic failure, I directedthe Texas Emergency Management Agencyin his April to assist communities across the border and help them recover from the crisis. The federal government's gateway to reality.
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Mayor Bowser soon denounced the mission becauseTexas law enforcementreceived only a fraction of what they encountered each day along the border. I started Mayor Bowser has even asked the National Guard for indefinite federal assistance to help DC deal with the humanitarian crisis.
File - New York City Mayor Eric Adams at a press conference in Brooklyn Speaking New York City, Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
Their Democratic counterparts in southern Texas are truly overwhelmed, and mayors aren't the only ones concerned about immigration flows into the city. by crisis.
Laredo Mayor Pete Sentz said his city was overrun with immigrants dumped there by US Border Patrol. "We're handling overflow (from McAllen and Rio Grande Valley). We can't handle it here."
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McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos said he needed a federal government "because we can't do the federal work" This is not our fault. Called the callous disregard of
If the mayors of America's most populous city and the nation's capital are complaining about thousands of immigrants, these Imagine what our small border communities are facing on the front lines.
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New York City and D.C. The mayor's recent interest in this constant crisis is a welcome departure from the willful ignorance that the Biden administration continues to demonstrate.
President Biden has never traveled to the border to understand the scale of the crisis he has created. His "Border Patrol" Vice President Kamala Harris likewise has taken no meaningful action to address the gravity of the situation, other than visiting the El Paso area more than a year ago.U.S. State DepartmentHomeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorcas recently testified that the southern border was "safe and secure." With thousands of illegal immigrants crossing borders every day, the statements are shockingly uninformed or deliberately misleading.
Despite federal indifference, dangerous The situation continues to intensify. Fentanyl is now the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18 to his 45, butPresident Bidenhas not allowed fentanyl to continue to flow out of Mexico and across the border. I'm here.
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We have witnessed the horrific consequences of human trafficking all too often, but Mexican cartels and other transnational criminals are emboldened to continue their deadly undertakings.
As Mayors Adams and Bowser recently acknowledged, the border crisis requires immediate and decisive federal action. We ask President Biden to stop downplaying this crisis and to honor his duty to uphold America's national security.
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Republican Greg Abbott is Governor of Texas. He previously served as state attorney general from 2002 until he was in 2015.