Texas government and law enforcement leaders have ramped up efforts to make up for the inability of the federal government to control the United States Border. The leaders spent time preparing for another possible wave of more than 60,000 Haitian migrants attempting to cross the border.
The Washington Examiner reported that the number of Haitian migrants headed to the U.S. could be four times the size of a previous group that made it across in Del Rio last month. The group at Del Rio was around 15,000, leading to chaos as thousands of migrants camped out by the border in hopes of being taken into United States federal custody.
Biden’s critics claim the current border crisis is manufactured, highlighting the incompetency of various administration officials, expecially VP Harris, the appointed “Border Czar.”
“Texas National Guard is gearing up at the border for increased caravans attempting to cross the border caused by Biden’s open border policy,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, wrote in a post on Twitter over the weekend. “They are working with the Texas Dept. of Public Safety to seal surge locations at the border & arrest trespassers.”
Some of the processes the Texas government will undertake to keep the border safe was explained by Abbott. The plan included 1000’s of police and military vehicles lined up at the border to ensure police are ready if and when the migrants attempt to cross the border illegally.
“When the recent caravan of thousands of Haitian migrants crossed into Del Rio, Governor Abbott surged additional law enforcement personnel to the region and directed the National Guard and DPS to create a steel barrier with hundreds of their vehicles and humvees to deter further crossings,” Renae Eze, a spokeswoman for Gov. Greg Abbott, wrote in an email.
“This successful strategy, which Border Patrol agents have credited for stopping the flow of Haitian migrants, will be utilized for other caravans headed towards our southern border. Texas will continue surging state resources and stepping up in the federal government’s absence to secure our border and protect Texans.”
Governor Greg Abbott has confidently asserted that Texas is handling the worsening crisis at the border very well despite the complete lack of support from the federal government.
“We stepped up and created our own court system in south Texas, where we are arresting and processing and then jailing people who are coming across the border for criminal trespass,” Abbott said in the radio interview. “Because I declared a disaster in this region along the border, it immediately elevates the time in jail and the penalties for trespass in the state of Texas, and it turns it into a six-month to a year behind bar penalty.”