In the battle to defend the United States border, it seems like Joe Biden does not have our back.
He erased many protections set in place by Trump. The result, as we all know, has resulted in a major influx, breaking 20 year records.
The border crisis continues to impact states along the border. Officials from these states, including some Democrats, are demanding action.
But the Governor of Texas isn’t waiting for Sleepy Joe to wake up. He has been fighting for months to defend the Lone Star State.
And now, he’s just announced something that will freeze border jumpers in their tracks.
From Fox News’ YouTube channel:
“I don’t think this has ever happened before where a disaster declaration was made for border counties because of the influx of people coming across the border…”
“Not just arresting them, but because this is not going to be aggravated trespass, they are going to be spending a half a year in jail, if not a year in jail, as well as other actions that I will be announcing next week.”
When asked why can’t Texas just tell migrants to go back home—Abbott explained the Supreme Court ruled states don’t have that authority.
Sadly, the governor can’t properly defend his own border, because of the mess Joe Biden created.
So, he is letting every would-be border jumper know that if they’re caught crossing into Texas, they can enjoy half a year in jail (at least).
This should pose as a strong deterrent for border jumpers. Obviously, the goal is not to fill up Texas jails, but to discourage them from trying to sneak inside.
Right now, people are crossing the border, getting caught, and claiming asylum. Thanks to Biden (and some broken immigration laws), that gives them the right to stick around.
We are literally rewarding people for breaking our law.
But Abbott is done playing games. If border jumpers cross into Texas, they will be kept in jail for a while.
Don’t be surprised to learn that Biden’s DOJ will try to stop this policy. It might result in another legal battle, taken all the way to the Supreme Court.
But that might be the very thing Abbott wants.
Do you support Governor Abbott’s tough actions at the border?
- Gov. Abbott of Texas announced a new plan for dealing with border jumpers.
- He said the state will arrest those who cross over.
- Abbott said they can look forward to half a year in jail or longer.