Republican Greg Abbott’s time as Governor of Texas hasn’t been without its share of issues, but one thing no one can take away from him is his strength on border security.
As the number of illegal aliens who have flooded into the United States approaches 9-Million under President Joe Biden’s unwatchful eye, the burden has fallen on border state governors to pick up the slack of Biden and his so-called border czar, Vice President Kamala Harris.
The border crisis brings with it raising crime, human trafficking, drug trafficking and infrastructural problems border towns simply can’t afford.
According to a study by the House Homeland Security Committee, the illegal alien population within the U.S. is costing American taxpayers an estimated $451-Billion annually.
With no help from the federal government, Governor Abbott has been doing whatever he can to combat the flow of illegal aliens into Texas.
He implemented a strategy to bus illegal aliens to so-called sanctuary cities like New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Denver.
He’s also created a Texas Tactical Border force and constructed miles of razor wire fence.
But the Biden administration is forcing Abbott to combat the crisis with one hand tied behind his back.
In fact, they even destroyed some of the Texas border fence and have ordered Abbott to stop defending his border.
The legal dispute made it all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, where some political experts expected the 6-3 conservative advantage on the bench to side with Abbott and bar federal officials from cutting through razor wire barriers that the State of Texas installed along the border.
However, as the Daily Wire is reporting, Abbott and American citizens under siege were stabbed in the back when Justices John Roberts and Amy Coney Barrett sided with leftist justices Sonya Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Ketanji Brown Jackson, ruling the Biden administration may for now continue to cut through Texas’ barriers in order to admit illegal aliens into the country.
The Left never has to worry about the three Democrat-appointed justices ruling against them.
But one or two of the Republican-appointed justices frequently abandon their conservative principles.
For his part, Abbott is not deterred.
He has vowed to continue protecting the people of Texas from the dangers and destruction of illegal immigration.
“This is not over,” Abbott said, in response to the ruling. “Texas’ razor wire is an effective deterrent to the illegal crossings Biden encourages. I will continue to defend Texas’ constitutional authority to secure the border and prevent the Biden Admin from destroying our property.”
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) spokesman Chris Olivarez, seconded Abbott’s sentiment when he promised his department would continue to use “reinforced concertina wire & anti-climb barriers” to mitigate the crisis at the southern border.
“The State of Texas, under Gov. Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star, will maintain its current posture in deterring illegal border crossings by utilizing effective border security measures – reinforced concertina wire & anti-climb barriers along the Rio Grande,” Olivarez tweeted. “The logical concern should be why the Federal Government continues to hinder Texas’ ability to protect its border, all while allowing for the exploitation, dangerous, and inhumane methods of permitting illegal immigrants, including children, to illegally cross a dangerous river where many have lost their lives. Texas is the only state using every strategy and resource to protect its sovereignty, combat criminal activity, and discourage illegal immigration. Texas will continue to hold the line.”
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