Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott has been fighting Biden’s border crisis for the passed year without any assistance from the federal government. The man has been forced to take measures into his own hands, deploying unprecedented actions to stop the continuous flow of illegal immigrants that are currently pouring into the border.
The Biden administration has been zero help, and their move on Monday proves just that.
Our cognitively deficient president refused Gov. Greg Abbott’s appeal that the federal government reimburse Texas for millions of dollars spent responding to the migrant crisis at the southern border.
It was the Texas governor’s second request.
Biden’s FEMA head Deanne Criswell denied the Texas Republican’s request to approve the state’s emergency declaration, in essence telling Abbott to deal with the crisis himself.
Criswell notified the governor of the decision in a letter sent on Monday.
According to a letter leaked to the press from Criswell, the Biden administration decided that Greg Abbott and the state of Texas will receive no assistance in dealing with the border crisis.
” I must inform you that your appeal for an emergency declaration is denied.”
Abbott sent a Sept. 20 letter to President Joe Biden requesting help.
The governor urged the government to honor his disaster status and pay for the higher-than-normal state and local operations on the basis that “border security is a federal responsibility,” the Examiner said.
Abbott did not say how much Texas had spent to secure the border, though he did say “thousands” of National Guard members and state police have been sent to the border since Operation Lone Star was a launched in March.
After the administration rejected his first claim, Abbott appealed the decision on Oct. 7.
Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, sent a joint letter to Biden in support of Abbott’s appeal.
“In the last eight months alone, over a million individuals crossed illegally into the United States, which is now on pace for over 2 million illegal crossings for 2021,” the two senators wrote.
Texas officials are bracing for a possible rush of more than 60,000 Haitian migrants just weeks after thousands of Haitians arrived in the border town of Del Rio, Texas.
The Biden administration has limited the reach of Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and has also been releasing migrants into the U.S.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth