Gov Greg Abbott is not waiting for Joe Biden to do something about the tsunami of illegal aliens crossing the border into Texas. Mostly Southern Texas. He has ordered the National Guard to start arresting any illegal aliens spot crossing the border.
Abbott wrote a letter to Major General Tracy R. Norris, Adjutant General of the Texas National Guard. In the letter, he made it clear that they are to begin arresting the illegals.
Abbott would have moved earlier but they had to prepare detention centers and other logistical details that had to be worked out. But now, they are ready and we will soon see that Texas needs even more space to hold the illegals.
Yes, I believe they will catch that many. I’m not sure Abbott has the power to send them back across the border. I guess we will soon see.
“Beginning on May 31, 2021, I have issued multiple proclamations certifying under Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the surge of individuals unlawfully crossing the Texas-Mexico border poses an ongoing and imminent threat of disaster for certain counties and agencies in the State of Texas.”
“To respond to this disaster and secure the rule of law at our Southern border, more manpower is needed — in addition to the troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and soldiers from the Texas National Guard I have already deployed there — and DPS needs help in arresting those who are violating state law.”
“By virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, I hereby order that the Texas National Guard assist DPS in enforcing Texas law by arresting lawbreakers at the border.”
I have no doubt that Texas will expend a lot of money id detaining the illegal aliens but considering how much safer it will make the state, it could be cheap at half the price.
This should drive the illegals further west in their attempts to enter the United States.
That will hurt several other states, although California will welcome them because the illegals are willing to do what many Americans refuse to do; Live in California.